Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Go ahead, spend your grocery money on the foods you love. We’ll cover the staples.

If you’re 60 or older, with Vermont Foodbank and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), you can save money on groceries and eat the nourishing, tasty foods you love. Each month you’ll receive a free box of food filled with a variety of staple foods through CSFP.

Older adult with a plate of cooked meat and vegetables.
Older adult with a plate of cooked meat and vegetables.

Is It Really Free?

Yes, it is! With CSFP you'll get:

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Free enrollment with the help of a friendly Vermont Foodbank representative!

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A free box of food each month with nourishing items like cheese, pasta, and vegetables!

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Free delivery to designated locations throughout Vermont, and, you can have a friend or family member pick up your food for you!

Am I Eligible?

As a federal program, there are certain requirements that must be met to be eligible for CSFP:

  • Must be 60 years of age or older.
  • Must be living in Vermont.
  • Individual and/or household income requirements apply. See below:
Household Size Household Monthly Income Limit
One (1) Person $1,632/month
Two (2) People $2,215/month
Three (3) People $2,798/month

Additional Things to Know about CSFP

Each eligible person receives their own food box, and people enrolled in this program will pick up their box monthly at a designated location. Click here for a list of pickup sites. Please note—this list is for reference only. You will be assigned to a pickup site once your application is approved.

You’re also able to participate in other federal nutrition programs, such as 3SquaresVT, at the same time. Find out if you’re eligible for 3SquaresVT.

Ready to Apply?

Apply online using our digital application.

Download a PDF application and mail it to us (address below).

Call us at 1-800-214-4648 to apply by phone.

To request a paper application, please email us at

If you’re a current participant and need to file a recertification form, please download and complete the recertification form and mail or fax it to:

Vermont Foodbank
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
33 Parker Road
Barre, Vermont 05641
Fax: 1-802-476-3326

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a federal nutrition program that offers free monthly boxes of food filled with canned fruits and vegetables, juice, cereal, pasta, cheese, shelf-stable milk, and canned meats. CSFP participants can utilize additional federal nutrition programs such as 3SquaresVT. Income restrictions apply. Vermont Foodbank is an equal opportunity employer.

Older adult with a plate of cooked meat and vegetables.

[CSFP] makes life a little less stressful, by having food available. After my wife passed, I was worried about stretching my groceries out for the month, without her income. The program has been a big help.”

~ Community member in VT