The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By ELIZABETH PULLMAN
Whitehall Ledger 

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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