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THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TEFAP)

The United States Department of Agriculture, or USDA, makes commodity foods available to State Distributing Agencies. States provide the food to local agencies that directly serve the public (food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, etc.).  The local organizations distribute the food to eligible recipients for household consumption, or use them to prepare and serve meals in a congregate setting.  Recipients of food for home use must meet income and household eligibility criteria seen below.

Eligibility Requirements

Total Household Income (based on 150% of Poverty)
Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018

Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
Household of 1 $18,090 $1,508 $348
Household of 2 $24,360
$2,030 $468
Household of 3 $30,630
$2,553 $589
Household of 4 $36,900
$3,075 $710
Household of 5 $43,170 
$3,598 $830
Household of 6 $49,440
$4,120 $951
Household of 7 $55,710 $4,643 $1,071
Household of 8 $61,980 $5,165 $1,192
member add: $  6,270 $   523 $   121




                                         

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