Commodities Program

Program Description

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) is the state designated food bank for Northern Kentucky. With this designation, NKADD administers and oversees the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in our eight county region. Together with our network of local food pantries we are able to distribute 11,052 food packages for CSFP and over 825,000 pounds of food commodities yearly for the TEFAP program.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a Federally funded program with the goal of improving the health of low income individuals aged 60 or older. This is accomplished by supplementing their diets with a monthly package of nutritious foods to include fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins and dairy.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federally funded program whose purpose is to provide supplemental food to low income households. The amount of TEFAP funding received in our area is based on the on the percent of low income households and the unemployment rate. Households whose total monthly income is less than 130% of the poverty rate, the same scale used to determine eligibility for food stamps, may receive each month a package of predetermined foods. The TEFAP program also provides food to local soup kitchens. There is no income requirement to receive a meal at a soup kitchen.


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
To receive a CSFP package contact a local distribution site to become certified for the program. Eligible participants will be asked to fill out a certification form and show proof of income, age, and residency. CSFP Participants are automatically eligible for the TEFAP program and may receive both one (1) time per month.

Seniors (60 and over) based on 130 Percent Federal Poverty Income Guidelines (Effective 03-24-17)

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
To  learn more about TEFAP contact a distribution site or soup kitchen in your county. Please note that you can only receive TEFAP commodities one (1) time per month – you cannot visit multiple TEFAP sites in the same month or your household will be disqualified from the program. There is no visit restriction on soup kitchens.

Contact Information

For more information contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 859.692.2480 or 866.766.2472 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CSFP Providers
Brighton Center, Inc
Butler Baptist Church
Campbell Co. Senior Center
Clifton Heights
Colony Apartments
Covington Salvation Army
First Baptist Church
Food Pantry of Carroll County (distribution site at Carroll County Senior Center)
Florence Senior Center
Grand Towers
St. Aoysius Apartments
St. John Lutheran
St. Vincent de Paul
United Ministries
Walton Senior Center
City of Warsaw

Downloadable Content / Resources

CSFP Participation Application
CSFP Participation Agreement
CSFP Cook Book
Civil Rights Poster

Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Food Distribution
Choose My Plate
National CSFP Association
Feeding America
Local Agency Web Applications Portal
Healthy Diet & Lifestyle, Food Groups, Nutrition Before & During Pregnancy, Child Nutrition, Physical Activity

Contact Information

Northern Kentucky Area Development District

22 Spiral Drive
Florence, KY 41042
P: 859.283.1885
F: 859.283.8178
TDD: 711
For general questions, please email

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