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 last 17 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.
  • 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.
  • There were no new states added until the year 2010.
  • 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.
  • There were no new states added until the year 2015.
  • Then 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.

Currently there are 48 states, the District of Columbia and 2 Indian Tribal Organizations participating in CSFP.  As of October 1, 2016 there are only 2 states that are not participating in CSFP.  The states are Alabama and Wyoming.

 

The History of CSFP Expansion

 

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