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Commodities Food Program 

Commodities Mission:

Our mission is to increase food security and reduce hunger in partnership with cooperating organizations by providing children and low-income residents with access to food, a more healthy diet, as well as nutrition education in a manner that supports American agriculture and inspires public confidence.

Where to sign up:

2727 Lippincott Blvd. Flint, Mi. 48507
Monday – Thursday 8:30 – 4:00
Friday 8:30 – 3:00

 

Any questions you can call: (810) 789-3746 or (810) 789-4409

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Major funding Sources:

USDA LogoUnited States Department of Agriculture

In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, office of Adjudication.1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Services Being Provided:

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP):
The Commodity Supplemental Food Programs (CSFP) is a Federally funded program, which works to improve the health of low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, other new mothers up to one year postpartum, infants, children up to age six, and elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. It provides food to supplement the diets of these groups. This program is provided to qualified families on a monthly basis with a wide variety of nutritious food items and nutritional education information.
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
 
 
GCCARD CSFP distributes 4,700 supplemental food packages to low-income mothers, infants, children and seniors per month. We also currently deliver to 33 senior centers throughout Genesee County.
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP):
This program is designed to help qualified families and individuals with nutritious food items on a calendar quarterly basis. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, and 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).   The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 
 
GCCARD TEFAP provided intervention to households facing food crisis on 31,200 occasions in 2010.
 
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF):
This program is designed to help qualified families with children under the age of 18 and individuals with housing and utility needs.
 
Community Benefits:
These service interventions either helped families fill gaps in their nutritional needs or to divert household resources to other needs such as shelter, utilities, medications, clothing, etc. GCCARD Commodity Food Program works with the MSU extension; they provide our sites with food preparation demonstrations to assist clients in different ways and techniques of preparing healthy nutritious meals. GCCARD Commodity Food Program donates food to several food pantries throughout Genesee County.fruit We help make it easy for seniors and others to reach sites to receive our services.
 
Commodities staff and volunteers:
Our staff and volunteers' here at GCCARD Commodities food program are kind and courteous.  We take great pride in knowing that GCCARD is one of the only distribution sites in Michigan that provides the public with the shopping experience. Our facility is clean and organized and rates as one of the best with the USDA inspection reviews. Our clients tell us “we don’t feel like a number” they tell us that we treat them with the dignity they deserve.