Emergency Food Programs Section (EFPS)

The Emergency Food Programs Section (EFPS) administers several food distribution programs throughout the State of California.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP provides United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities to a network of 49 food banks for distribution to eligible individuals and households within 58 counties. 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. Click on the link TEFAP Providers to find the food bank in your county.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

CSFP is a USDA program currently administered by the CDSS through ten local agencies. The program is designed to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA approved foods. The CSFP is currently operated in California by the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Francisco Food Bank, Community Action Partnership of Orange County, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, The Modesto Love Center, Community Action Partnership of Kern, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, Food Bank of Contra Costa County and Solano, and FOOD Share, Inc. Click on the link CSFP Providers to find the food bank in your county.

State Food Programs

In addition, FDU also administers the following programs:

  • CalFood
  • California Food Bank Capacity Program
  • Diaper Bank Program
  • Tribal Nutrition Assistance Program (TNAP)
  • Drought Food Assistance Program (DFAP)
  • Food for Families Fund (Tax Check-off)

Please visit the State Programs & Information Page for more information on these programs.

Contact Us

Emergency Food Programs
744 P MS 8-9-32
Sacramento, CA 95814

CSFP Program Manager
Lori Coopwood
(916) 210-9743

TEFAP Program Manager
Brandon Romano
(279) 200-2637

State Food Program Manager
Nai Sisco
(916) 653-5420

Food Bank Capacity Grant Manager
Michelle Heyes
(916) 639-2393

USDA Quick Links

Emergency Food Programs Resources