Food Assistance


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a program that is designed to supplement the nutritional needs of individuals over 60 years of age.

The food package contains items from the basic food groups, such as canned meats, fruits, juices, vegetables, peanut butter, non-fat dry milk, beans, cheese, rice, pasta, and cereal. The program is operated in accordance with the United States Department of Agriculture.

CSFP is distributed bi-monthly at sites in Iron Mountain, Sagola, Felch, Crystal Falls and Iron River, Michigan. Also, DICSA operates the CSFP program in cooperation with the Menominee Delta Schoolcraft Community Action Agency, Community Action Alger Marquette, and the Chippewa Luce Mackinac Community Action Agency. Food distributions are held regularly in each of these counties as well. 

The monthly income guidelines are as follows: 

1 person - $1,632
2 persons - $2,215

For each additional family member, please add $583.

To renew your application for Dickinson or Iron Counties, please call (906) 774-2256, x247.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program

DICSA partners with Feeding America West Michigan (FAWM) to bring you The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) through a food pantry called Denim Heart Thrift & Pantry, located at 621 N. Hooper Street in Kingsford.


Please visit the Denim Heart page for the Food Pantry days and times.

Please visit: for a 30-day schedule of Feeding America's mobile food distributions. These are not connected to the services of DICSA.

For questions about the CSFP Food Distributions or DICSA's food pantry, contact:

Christina Ureta, CSFP/TEFAP Director
Telephone: (906) 774-2256, x247

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) , should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

USDA Civil Rights Complaint Link: