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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Learn more about the TEFAP program here!

Click here for a full list of TEFAP Food Outlets.

Or contact Melissa Hoover, TEFAP and Kids Cafe® Coordinator
(260) 449-9713 Ext. 101