Health & Wellness

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. You can also contact your local TEFAP distribution site.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible?

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Get Help from a Benefits Enrollment Center

Start Enrollment or Ask Questions

A Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) can offer you personal, one-on-one assistance as you navigate program eligibility and look to apply. With support from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the BEC can help you apply for an enroll in all of the benefits you may be missing out on.

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Toll-Free: 1-800-794-6559

Website: support@benefitscheckup.org

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