National Commodity Supplemental Food Program Association

CSFP Expansion

The History of CSFP Expansion

CSFP was created by Congress in 1969 to address hunger in specific population groups in a way that mutually promotes agriculture policy and alleviates hunger through the use of food commodities acquired under government farm supports.  The following maps will show how the program and grown over the years, as a result of the National CSFP Association advocating for expansion.

  • In 1999 there were 17 States, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, and Tennessee. The Indian Tribal Organizations were: Oglala Sioux and Red Lake Nation.
  • In 2000 there were 5 new states added bringing the total participating States to 22, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Mississippi, Montana, Ohio, Texas, and Vermont.
  • In 2001 there was 1 new state added bringing the total participating States to 23, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The state was: Washington
  • In 2002 there were 5 new states added bringing the total participating States to 28, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
  • In 2003 there were 4 more new states added bringing the total participating States to 32, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Alaska, Indiana, Nevada and South Carolina.
  • In 2010 there were 7 more new states added bringing the total participating States to 39, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maine, New Jersey, Oklahoma and Utah.
  • In 2015 there were 7 more new states added bringing the total participating States to 46, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The states were: Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.
  • In 2016 there was 1 more new state added bringing the total participating States to 47, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The state was: Virginia.
  • In 2017 1 more new state was added bringing the total participating States to 48, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations. The state was: West Virginia.
  • In 2018 1 more state, along with Puerto Rico and the Seminole Nation in Oklahoma were added. The state was: Wyoming.
  • In 2019 1 state, Alabama, and two additional Indian Tribal Organizations were added. The ITOs were the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians in California, and the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.

Currently there are 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 5 Indian Tribal Organizations participating in CSFP.  In the 50th year of CSFP, the program is now available in all 50 States!

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