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The Emergency Food Assistance Program

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, 2018 to June 30, 2019

Household Size Annual Monthly Weekly
Household of 1 $18,210
$1,518 $350
Household of 2 $24,690
$2,058
$475
Household of 3 $31,170 
$2,598
$599
Household of 4 $37,650
$3,138
$724
Household of 5 $44,130 
$3,678
$849
Household of 6 $50,610 
$4,218
$973
Household of 7 $57,090
$4,758
$1,098
Household of 8 $63,570
$5,298
$1,223
member add: $  6,480
$   540
$   125




                                         

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