Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Participant Preliminary Certification

Welcome to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) Participant Preliminary Certification Webpage

Thank you for your interest in becoming a participant of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). The CSFP program works to improve the health of income by offering nutritious USDA commodity foods to eligible seniors at least 60 years of age.


How Do I Qualify for CSFP?

To participate in the CSFP program, applicants must reside in the state of Louisiana and meet CSFP income eligibility requirements established by the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

CSFP Income Guidelines 2019:



How Can I Apply for CSFP?

If you feel that you might qualify for the CSFP Program and would like to apply, please follow these steps.

  1. Access, fill out and print the Preliminary Certification Form for CSFP.
  2. Mail the completed application to the following address:


Food for Families

5600 Haynes Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70126


  1. Or you may fax your completed application to 504-241-3102

I've Sent in My Form. What Now?

Once your CSFP Preliminary Certification Form has been received, the Food for Families organization will review your information to determine your eligibility. You will be notified within 10 business days of receipt of your completed form on whether you are eligible for the program.

You will also receive information on how to reach a local CSFP distribution center to complete your certification if you are eligible. You will need to bring additional information with you to finish signing up for CSFP. Find out what additional information you will need here.

Please note that placement on the program is dependent on availability of caseload space or slots. When slots are unavailable, you may be placed on a waiting list and later certified as slots become available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be notified within 10 business days of receipt of your completed form if you are to be put on a waiting list for the program.

For More Information:

If you have additional questions or need information regarding CSFP distribution dates, times and locations, please contact the Food for Families Organization at 1-800-522-3333 or 1-225-357-9099.

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