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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 Neighbor Intake Addendum

2024 Client Intake Forms - Updated January 2024:
Due to administrative changes at the USDA, the updated forms (2024 TEFAP Neighbor Intake Form & 2024 Income Guidelines) posted below will be valid from February 2024-January 2025.  Please ensure all neighbors recertify with new intake form on their next visit on or after February 1st, 2024.

2024 TEFAP Client Intake Form
2024 TEFAP Intake Form (Spanish Version)
2024 TEFAP Eligibility Income Guidelines
TEFAP Program Fact Sheet
2023 Recipient Agency (RA) Agreement
2023 TEFAP Guidance
TEFAP Written Notice of Beneficiary Rights

Additional Links:
New York State Plan (for TEFAP)
7 CFR 251
New York State Office of General Services