The Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP, USDA Commodities program) assists families who meet USDA federal poverty guidelines. Each month organizes about 50 volunteers to distribute food.
Items include such staples as applesauce, dried beans, corn flake cereal, canned vegetables, etc. In addition to the 450 plus families who pick up the food at the Food Bank, the Salvation Army helps pack and deliver 100 boxes to local home-bound recipients.
If you would like to apply for TEFAP, please download the TEFAP program overview letter and the TEFAP application packet. The TEFAP brochure (225k PDF) has additional information about the program. Please fill out the TEFAP application according to the letter of instruction included with the application. If you have any questions regarding the TEFAP program or the application please contact us –– we'd be glad to assist you.
TEFAP Volunteer Schedule
3rd Saturday of each month
Morning: 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. (pre packing only)
Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Please call 45-SHARE or 374-0555 and speak to in advance to schedule a time to volunteer.
Civil Rights Statement
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at .
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
For any other information dealing with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issues, persons should either contact the USDA SNAP Hotline Number at (800) 221-5689, which is also in Spanish or call the State Information/Hotline Numbers found online at http://www.fns.usda.gov/snap/contact_info/hotlines.htm.
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