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TEFAP Qualifying Many More Montanans Under New Guidelines


March 23, 2022

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal food distribution program that supports food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, and other emergency feeding organizations serving low-income Americans. Federal assistance takes the form of federally purchased commodities-including fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains-and funding for administrative costs. Food aid and funds are distributed to states using a statutory formula that takes into account poverty and unemployment rates. TEFAP is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS...

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