TEFAP is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.
Under TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes USDA foods available to state distributing agencies. The amount of food that each state receives is based on the number of unemployed persons and the number of people with incomes below the poverty level in the state.
States provide the food to local agencies, usually food banks like FBA, which – in turn – distribute the food to local organizations like food kitchens and food pantries that work directly with the public.
Recipients of food for home use must meet the income eligibility criteria set by the state.
The local agencies distribute USDA food to eligible recipients for this household consumption. Sometimes, as well, the food is used to prepare and serve meals in a congregate setting.
Read more about TEFAP below and how to apply for this program or similar USDA food programs for you and your family.
Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is the new name for the Food Stamp Program in North Carolina.
The Food and Nutrition Services Program has expanded eligibility requirements and increased deductions, allowing more North Carolinians to benefit from extra food dollars, which in turn allows them to stretch their food budgets and put three balanced meals on their tables daily.
Current SNAP/EBT recipients are encouraged to utilize the
50/50 fresh bucks program at the Windsor Farmers Market
Read more about SNAP below and how to apply for this program or similar USDA food programs for you and your family.