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Programs: TEFAP

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.

TEFAP Application

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

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.