The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. TEFAP is administered in New York State by the New York State Office of General Services, OGS. OGS administers the offerings of food commodities to the food banks in New York State. Food Bank supplements their wholesale and donated inventories with USDA products that support the needs of the communities that we serve. Food Bank offers eligible partner agencies access to TEFAP’s USDA commodities program through the online shopping list. Each eligible agency that wishes to receive TEFAP product support must meet program eligibility and operational standards imposed by the USDA and enforced by the New York State Office of General Services and Food Bank of Central New York.
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2023 Client Intake Forms - Updated June 2023:
Due to administrative changes at the USDA, the updated forms (2023 TEFAP Client Intake Form & 2023 Income Guidelines) posted below will be used for the remainder of 2023. A new form will be expected in February 2024 when the poverty calculations that set the income guidelines for TEFAP are updated.