The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
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This program provides food and nutrition help at no cost. If you meet the program guidelines, you can pick up the food from your local food pantries or soup kitchens.

The types of food you can get are different depending on where you live. Here are some examples of foods you may get:

  • canned fruits and vegetables
  • fruit juices
  • dried egg mix
  • meat, chicken, turkey, and fish
  • dried beans such as peas and lentils
  • pasta
  • peanut butter
  • rice, grits, and cereal
  • soups

How do I apply?

To find out how to apply for the program, please contact your State Agency. They can let you know if you meet the program guidelines and where you can get the food.

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