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Second Harvest Heartland

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS)

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(651) 484-8241


Service Details

Service Description

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) is the Minnesota name for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This program is designed to provide healthy and nutritious food products each month at no cost to eligible individuals over the age of 60.

Participants receive a monthly food package containing the following items:
* Canned fruits (in water or juice), vegetables (very low sodium), and 100% juices (no sugar)
* Nonfat dry and shelf stable low-fat milk, low-fat American cheese
* Canned meat, chicken or fish and peanut butter or dry beans
* Cereal, and rice or pasta

Additional Information

Through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Second Harvest Heartland provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and over through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS).


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Minnesota residents over the age of 60 years whom meet income guidelines. See the following Minnesota Department of Health link for current income guidelines:

Eligible individuals must prepare their own meals and cannot live in a facility that provides meals.

Disability status is not an eligibility factor for the NAPS program.

Qualifying participants must be low-income Minnesota residents at 130% poverty level
Eligible clients are required to provide recently postmarked mail with name and address, knowledge of current gross monthly household income, and picture ID.

Application Instructions

Inquire about registration for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through Second Harvest Heartland at the phone number below. Additional CSFP satellite distribution centers are located at more than 200 other sites throughout Minnesota.

If you think you may be eligible for CSFP or know someone who may require assistance, please call (651) 484-8241 or toll free at (800) 365-0270 for more information.


There is no fee for this service.

Business Hours

Office : 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Distribution Center Receiving: 7:00am - 3:00pm, Monday - Friday
Agency Pick-Up: 7:30am - 12:00pm, Monday - Friday
NAPS: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 8:00am - 7:00pm, Tuesday

Area Served

Serving 59 counties in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Minnesota counties of: Anoka, Benton, Big Stone, Blue Earth, Brown, Carver, Chippewa, Chisago, Cottonwood, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, Le Sueur, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, McLeod, Meeker, Morrison, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pine, Pipestone, Ramsey, Redwood, Renville, Rock, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Swift, Todd, Washington, Watonwan, Wright, and Yellow Medicine.


Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
Main (651) 484-5117
FAX (651) 484-1064
Main - NAPS Program (651) 484-8241
Toll Free (888) 339-3663
Toll Free - NAPS Program (800) 365-0270

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Other Locations

This provider does not offer this service at other locations.

Taxonomy Terms Used: Clicking a taxonomy term from the list below launches a new search.

  • BD-1800.1500Commodity Supplemental Food Program Definition

    A federally funded program that works to improve the health of elderly people age 60 and older who meet income eligibility requirements by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. The program provides food and administrative funds to states, typically departments of health, social services, education or agriculture. The state agencies store CSFP food and distribute it to local public and private, nonprofit organizations that determine the eligibility of applicants, distribute the food, and provide nutrition education.

  • BD-1800.2000-640Ongoing Emergency Food Assistance Definition

    Programs that provide an ongoing supply of groceries, usually once a month, for people whose income is not sufficient to meet their needs. Included are programs that provide enough food for an entire balanced meal or series of meals and those that provide a supplemental supply of groceries. Some programs deliver food to people whose disabilities or illnesses make it difficult for them to leave home.

  • NL-6000.2500Gap Group Nutrition Related Benefits Definition

    State or local programs which ensure that low-income people who are ineligible for other nutrition benefits programs have access to supplemental food, nutrition education and other similar resources. Services may be structured for specific target populations including mothers with children who do not qualify for the WIC program and income-eligible older adults.

  • YB-8000Older Adults Definition

    Individuals who are age 50, 55, 60, 62 or 65 or older depending on the minimum age for qualifying as an older adult which varies by program.

  • YJFamilies and Individuals Needing Support Definition

    The parents, children, spouses, partners, siblings, friends or significant others of people who have specific disabilities, medical diagnoses, personal losses or other problems whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual or who are dealing with the crisis or the ongoing effects of the situation. Also included are people who, because of a multitude of factors, are at risk for experiencing problems that threaten their health, safety, personal development, economic security or other aspects of their well-being.