Eligibility & Benefits

Eligibility Requirements -- Receiving Benefits -- Food Packages

What are the program eligibility requirements for CSFP?

Older persons at least 60 years of age who meet income eligibility requirements and reside in the state of Missouri are eligible to participate in the CSFP. Income eligibility requirements for older persons are currently 130 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.

Income Guidelines
amounts valid from April 1, 2014.

Family Size

Annual

Monthly

Weekly

1

$15,171

$1,265

$292

2

$20,449

$1,705

$394

3

$25,727

$2,144

$495

4

$31,005

$2,584

$597

5

$36,283

$3,024

$698

6

$41,561

$3,464

$800

7

$46,839

$3,904

$901

8

$52,117

$4,344

$1003

Each additional family member

Plus $5,278

Plus $440

Plus $102

 

How do I receive benefits?

Eligibility Documentations

Category Verification of Eligibility Income Verification
Elderly - Persons 60 years of age or older. Birth certificate or hospital record of birth, state identity card, insurance policy, driver's license, clinic, doctor, or hospital record, U.S. passport or U.S. citizen ID card, marriage or divorce record, voter's registration, military record, newspaper notice of birth, welfare card, any other document providing identifying data sufficient to establish age. Self declaration.

Foods available to CSFP participants

CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet (see the Food Guide Pyramid for a complete diet), but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the target population. These include vitamins A and C, calcium and iron. Participants receive items appropriate to their nutritional needs.

Monthly food packages include a variety of foods, such as iron-fortified infant formula and cereal, non-fat dry milk, evaporated milk, juice, farina (cream of wheat), oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, egg mix, peanut butter, dry beans or peas, canned meat or poultry or tuna or salmon, and canned fruits and vegetables.