Sparks, Nev. August 04, 2021
The Nevada Department of Agriculture (NDA) is
seeking partners in southern Nevada to implement the Commodity Supplemental
Food Program (CSFP). CSFP is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
program that provides supplemental foods to income-eligible, seniors of at
least 60 years of age. One partner will be awarded funds to provide USDA foods
to eligible seniors in southern Nevada.
“Last year CSFP partners served an average of
6,500 seniors per month,” said NDA Food and Nutrition Division Administrator
Homa Anooshehpoor. “We are looking for a partner who can help us continue to
meet the needs of our food-insecure senior population.”
The NDA is requesting formal applications from
non-profit agencies for the provision of CSFP food and services in the southern
Nevada region. This region encompasses the greater Las Vegas area and
surrounding rural communities south of Tonopah. While it is not required that
CSFP services be offered in every county and community, the ability to provide
CSFP services in rural communities will be considered an asset in the selection
process. Applicants must have the ability to accept, store and distribute
approximately 5,000 CSFP food packages per month.
Organizations interested in providing CSFP
services in southern Nevada are encouraged to review and submit an application
by 5:00 p.m. (PDT) on Aug. 13, 2021.
About the Nevada Department of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture (NDA) mission is to preserve, protect and
promote Nevada’s agriculture. The department has 150 dedicated employees
providing services in its five divisions, Administration, Animal Industry,
Consumer Equitability, Food and Nutrition, and Plant Industry. The department’s
$232 million budget facilitates regulatory and administrative work in
agriculture and food manufacturing industries, protecting public and
environmental health and worker safety, and providing food distribution and
oversight for the United States Department of Agriculture’s school and
community nutrition programs.