Commodity Distribution

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)


(Most commonly known as The Senior Box Program)


  • Do you know an adult at least 60 years of age and living on a limited income?

  • Are they making tough choices like paying for groceries or medication or other bills each month?

Feeding South Dakota and its agency partners can help!

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), most commonly known as "The Senior Box Program", is a USDA program proudly administered by Feeding South Dakota since 2003 that distributes free food to limited income adults aged 60 years and older. Eligible individuals will receive a monthly box of food containing at minimum: 2-lb block of cheese (fresh), juice, shelf-stable or powdered milk, cereal, canned fruits, canned vegetables, pasta or rice, a canned meat or entrée such as beef stew or chili. (Menus change monthly.)

Click HERE to find a Feeding South Dakota agency partner nearest you to determine eligibility. Simply enter your zip code, select the maximum number of miles you’re able to travel to pick up your box, and change the category to "Senior Box." For additional help, send an email to or call (605) 335-0364. 

Feeding South Dakota currently distributes boxes in these 54 counties:

  • Eastern South Dakota: Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brookings, Charles Mix, Clark, Clay, Codington, Davison, Day, Deuel, Douglas, Grant, Hamlin, Hanson, Hutchinson, Jerauld, Kingsbury, Lake, Lincoln, Marshall, McCook, Miner, Minnehaha, Moody, Roberts, Sanborn, Turner, Union, Yankton.
  • Central South Dakota: Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Campbell, Corson, Dewey, Edmunds, Faulk, Gregory, Hand, Hughes, Hyde, Jones, Lyman, McPherson, Mellette, Potter, Spink, Stanley, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth, Ziebach.

The following western South Dakota counties are serviced by Western South Dakota Community Action: Bennett, Butte, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins.

We need more agency partners and volunteers
to distribute boxes to adults in need!

If you, or someone you know, is interested in learning more about this program and how you can help, please send an email to or call (605) 335-0364.



The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a program of the USDA that provides nutritious commodity foods to qualified emergency feeding programs. Feeding South Dakota administers TEFAP products through agency partners and mobile food distributions. Agency partners interested in learning more about distributing TEFAP commodity food should contact Feeding South Dakota's Agency Relations team. Send an email to


If you are in need of emergency food assistance, click HERE or visit the Helpline Center's website

to find a food pantry or food program near you.


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