The Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP, USDA Commodities program) assists families who meet USDA federal poverty guidelines. Each month the Food Bank 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 (463kb 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: 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. (pre packing only)
Afternoon: 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Please call 457-4273 and speak to our Front Office to schedule a time to volunteer

Civil Rights 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 civil 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: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:

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

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

email:   program.intake@usda.gov


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