Hunger Glossary

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Child and Adult Care Food Programs

This program group provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults (elderly unable to care for themselves) in day care settings. Many of Long Island Cares member agencies operate programs of this type.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The CSFP works to improve the health of low-income children, mothers and elderly by supplementing their diets with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodity foods. USDA administers CSFP at the federal level, providing food and administrative funds to states, though not all states participate. New York does participate; see The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) below.

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