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Economic & Employment Services Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP Overview
TEFAP provides free USDA commodity foods to low-income households throughout Kansas. TEFAP food is shipped five to six times per year to participating organizations for distribution.
Organizations determine when and how often food is distributed. The foods may include canned vegetables, fruit, juice, meat, cereal, peanut butter, nonfat dry milk, and pasta.  Each shipment provides a minimum of four and a maximum of 10 foods per household.
Persons who work but have low income, as well as those who do not work, are eligible for this program. Persons must be Kansas residents. They must apply in their home county, provide proof of their amount of income and household size (if asked) and must sign a form stating that they qualify for the program. Persons may pick up food at only one location in their community.
Below are the maximum gross monthly income guidelines for TEFAP:

Household Size Maximum Income
1 $1,473
2 $1,984
3​ $2,495
4​ $3,007
5​ $3,518​​
6​ $4,029
7​ $4,541​
8​ $5,052*​
Effective July 1, 2022.
*For each additional family member add $512​.
TEFAP reporting due dates & Mileage Reimbursement Rate
If you need additional information, please email
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