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Old 12-01-2015, 05:19 PM
 
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My next door neighbor stopped by yesterday and asked me when I picked up the food from the commodities program. she said something about a surplus that government gave to all seniors. I know nothing about this. If it is like food stamps or a food bank I am not interested. But if it is a "congratulations" gift for getting old, I would be interested. And, does anyone know what is included in it?
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I have not heard of this.
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Old 12-01-2015, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Here ya go...info

First link is overview of program
Second link is the fact sheet about eligibility and which states participate.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) | Food and Nutrition Service
http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/defaul...s/pfs-csfp.pdf
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:26 PM
 
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My next door neighbor stopped by yesterday and asked me when I picked up the food from the commodities program. she said something about a surplus that government gave to all seniors. I know nothing about this. If it is like food stamps or a food bank I am not interested. But if it is a "congratulations" gift for getting old, I would be interested. And, does anyone know what is included in it?
Be careful what you ask for.


The USDA commodity program provides free food to institutions like hospitals, schools, and other organizations that serve the lower income individuals. I am not familiar with any distribution to individuals BUT I could be wrong.


I used to get that food by the truck loads in my days of working at a state hospital. To call the food mediocre would be a slight understatement.
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Old 12-01-2015, 07:32 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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My Grandmother & Aunt were in senior housing. About once a Quarter, Senior Services would have pallet load of:
Cheese 5-lb blocks
Butter 5x1lb blocks
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Bunch of things like that ..

But they were mostly distributed to schools, and other commercial type Kitchens. Who could us/make thing with that size packaging. After about a month I would find the stuff in my Grams/Aunts refrigerator, and (sneak) them out of there apt.
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