The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a USDA program administered by the Minnesota Department of Health. Channel One is the local agency for 13 counties in southeast Minnesota.

Who is eligible for CSFP?

  • People over the age of 60
  • Minnesota residents
  • Meet income guidelines
  • Prepare your own meals (not living in a facility that provides meals)

CSFP participants receive a monthly food package with American cheese; canned fruits and vegetables; juices; milk; canned meat; cereal; rice or pasta; and plant-based proteins like peanut butter or beans. The package also comes with a newsletter with healthy eating and other educational information.

How do I get a CSFP box?

Distribution centers are located at more than 50 sites around the region, including food shelves, senior centers, and senior apartment buildings. Participants may register by calling Channel One at 507-424-1704 or by filling out this form online

Information needed:

  • Proof of age: a piece of identification with your birth date (such as a birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID, or a passport.)
  • Proof of where you live (a recent piece of mail, utility bill or another document with your address)
  • Knowledge of your gross monthly income (including family members who live with you)

Welcome to CSFP Brochures

PDFs containing information for Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) participants can be found below in various languages. For interpretation services, please call the Minnesota Food HelpLine at 1-888-711-1151.

For more information, please contact:

507-424-1704 or (toll free) 877-500-8699

Please call the number above with any questions, or to:

  • Update your mailing address, phone number or contact information.
  • Replace your blue CSFP ID card
  • Add or change your proxy

USDA Non-discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:                                                                                                       

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