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  • Community Nutrition Programs

    Community Nutrition Programs promote healthy eating habits for pregnant women, new moms, infants, children, and seniors. Services are provided at several locations throughout Pima County.

    Food Plus or CSFP Program

    Nutrition assistance programs

    FOOD Plus is the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) funded through the USDA that provides eligible participants with a food package rich in protein, calcium, iron and Vitamins A & C.

    Who Qualifies? Seniors 60 and older can qualify for the food packages.

    AZ Farmer's Market Nutrition Program 

    Arizona Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program provides coupons that can be used to buy fresh, unprepared fruits and vegetables from State-approved farmers, farmer’s markets and roadside stands. Women and children that have been certified to receive WIC services and seniors that have been certified to receive Food Plus / CSFP services.

    Women, Infant and Children (WIC)

    Nutritional education and supplement program

    Additional Family Services

    Applying for FOOD Plus

    FOOD Plus services are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service periods are subject to change.

    Please call (520) 724-7777 for information or to make an appointment.

    Income Requirements

    You may be eligible for FOOD Plus services if your annual income is less than:

    Food Plus / CSFP Guidelines

    Total Number in Household Total Household Annual Income
    1 $15,171
    $20,449
    3 $25,727
    4 $31,005
    5 $36,283
    6 $41,561
    7 $46,839
    8 $52,117

    Eligibility Requirements

    To find out if you are eligible for FOOD Plus services you will need to bring:

    1. Each family member you want to enroll:
      • who are pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women less than one (1) year
      • children up to five (5) years old
      • Seniors 60 and over
    2. Identification for each family member you want to enroll. For example:
      • Birth Certificate
      • Driver’s License
      • Immunization Record
      • Military Identification
      • School Identification
      • Voter Registration Card
    3. Proof of current income for everyone living with you. For example:
      • Pay stubs showing wages
      • AHCCCS award letter
      • DES (Food Stamps, TANF) award letter
      • SSI statements
      • Verification of other public assistance
      • Any document showing all money coming into your household
      • For seniors - social security award letter, pension statements
    4. Proof of address. For example:
      • Current utility or cable bill
      • Rent or mortgage receipt
      • Driver’s license
      • Current piece of business mail
      • Pay stub with current address
      • Letter from home owner who you live with
    5. Proof of custody, guardianship or other legal documents if applying for children who are not yours
    6. Immunization records for children under two (2)

    Community Nutrition Education

    Community Nutrition Education is an important component of the Community Nutrition Programs. Registered Dietitians, Health Educators and other staff are available for presentations, participation in health fairs, and distribution of literature on nutrition-related topics.

    To request a presentation, call (520) 724-7717.

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    3950 S. Country Club Road
    Ste. 100
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 243-7770


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