The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP, The Emergency Food Assistance Program, is a program offered to clients through some Community Harvest member agencies. Through this program, CHFB receives commodities that are purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and from here, we distribute the food to our 46 member agencies that participate in the TEFAP program. Once the commodities are at the food pantries and soup kitchens that house the USDA products, they are given to hungry people in need.

TEFAP allows Community Harvest to reach out to more individuals with healthy food options, and these commodities help to supplement pantry supplies for those 48 member agencies that participate in this program.

Federal Disclosure Statement

The following percentages and dollar amounts of the total food bank costs will be financed with federal money: 

  • TEFAP ($85,486, 2%)
  • CSFP ($28,033, 1%)
  • ISDA ($29,012, 1%)
  • ESFP ($15,505, 1%)
  • SFSP ($19,915, 1%)
  • CACFP (53,074, 1%)

The percentage and dollar amount of the total food bank costs of the projects or programs that will be financed by nongovernmental sources is 93% ($3,335,730).

Any of the entity’s statements, press releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations, and other documents describing projects or programs supported in whole or in part by federal funds must state a) the percentage of the total costs of the program or project with federal financing; b) the amount of federal funds for the project or program; and c) the percentage and dollar amount of the total costs of the project or program financed by nongovernmental sources. “Nongovernmental sources” means sources other than state and local governments and federallyrecognized Indian tribes.

Publications, journal articles, etc. produced under a grant support project must bear an acknowledgment and disclaimer, as appropriate, for example:

This publication (journal article, etc.) was supported by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children from United States Department of Agriculture. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Services.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Learn more about the TEFAP program here!

Click here for a full list of TEFAP Food Outlets.

Are you interested in becoming a TEFAP Food Outlet?

Contact Melissa Hoover, TEFAP and Kids Cafe® Supervisor
(260) 449-9713 Ext. 101