The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities to a network of food banks for distribution to eligible individuals and households within their service area.  In order to be eligible for USDA commodities, a recipient or household must reside in the geographical area being served and meet established income guidelines.  Under no circumstances shall a recipient be required to make any type of payment in money, materials, or services of any kind in connection with the receipt of USDA commodities.

The EFAP also administers the following programs:

  • Tax Check-Off
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program
  • Drought Food Assistance Program
  • CalFood

Please visit the Subprograms & Information Page for more information on these programs