Commodities Supplemental Program

The Commodities Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) program works to improve the health of participants by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods which are supplied to DSS. DSS then provides the food to food banks that serve SC, who in turn distribute the food to local community organizations. Program participants receive a monthly package of food and nutritional education. Individuals over age 60 may be eligible if they meet income and residency requirements. 

How can I apply?

Contact the Food Bank listed serving your county to locate the nearest distribution site. Proof of identity, age, income, and residence is required to complete the eligibility determination process. Eligibility is reviewed yearly. 

Harvest Hope Food Bank
Counties Served: Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter
(803) 254-4432

Lowcountry Food Bank
Counties Served: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Georgetown, Horry, Williamsburg
(843) 747-8146

Golden Harvest Food Bank
Counties Served: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Greenwood, Edgefield, McCormick
(803) 648 - 0752

What foods are provided?

Food packages include a variety of foods, such as non-fat dry milk, juice, farina, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, egg mix, peanut butter, dry beans or peas, canned meat, poultry, or tuna, and canned fruits and vegetables.