Supplemental Food Program
Nutrition in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program
4th Tuesday of Each Month
12:00 - 2:00 pm AND 4:00 - 6:00 pm
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) offers a supplemental food package to low-income, older adults. The monthly food package contains a variety of foods with important nutrients for older adults including protein; calcium; iron; vitamins A, C, and D; and fiber. USDA Foods in CSFP align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and contain reduced amounts of sodium, saturated fat, and added sugar.
Family Worship Center
51 Oak Lawn Farm Rd
Cadiz, KY 42211 - 270-522-5839
What the program is about...
On the 4th Tuesday of every month, Family Worship Center in cooperation with Feeding America Kentucky Heartland will provide food boxes (dry and canned goods and 2 lb cheese).
If you or someone you know is in need of food, please come by on that 4th Tuesday or contact the church office.
You must be 60 yrs or older
You must be a Kentucky Resident
(you must provide proof of age and residence)
Feeding America Kentucky's Heartland are regional partner food bank of the Feeding America network.
Their mission: Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland gathers and distributes food in 42 Kentucky counties to feed our neighbors in need through local partnerships.
In our area, 1 in 7 adults and 1 in 6 children are at risk of going hungry, and they distribute over 18 million meals per year to help meet our neighbors’ needs. 1 in every 30 seniors must make a choice between food and medication, utilities or housing, etc.
Since establishment in 1982, they have distributed more than 300 million pounds of food and grocery items at a retail value of $459 million throughout central, south central, and western Kentucky – which equates to approximately 250 million meals … and counting!
Thier vision is to provide equitable access to nutritious food, so no one will go hungry.
Shelf-Stable Foods Contribute to a Nutritious Meal Plan
A common misconception is that shelf-stable foods (packaged and canned) are not healthy. Canned fruits and vegetables can be just as nutritious as their fresh or frozen forms. In fact:
Fruits and vegetables are usually canned within hours after harvest, harnessing their peak freshness and ensuring the best nutrient quality
Canning preserves many nutrients. For example, canned tomatoes have more lycopene (an antioxidant) and B vitamins than fresh tomatoes;
Canning helps make fiber in certain vegetables, like beans, more soluble and more useful to the body.
Including CSFP Foods in Healthy Meals and Snacks
Add canned beans or vegetables to soup or chili.
Pump up the protein in a salad by adding canned tuna, chicken, or beans.
Top dry or hot cereal with raisins or canned fruit.
Add canned/pouched beef to tomato sauce and serve over pasta or rice.
Blend milk, peanut butter, canned fruit, and a few ice cubes for a quick smoothie.
Contact the church office