The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)


The TEFAP provides non-profit distribution sites with commodities for redistribution to low-income families. This food is for household consumption and is free, but recipients must meet state and federal guidelines. Soup kitchens and other non-profit organizations that prepare and serve meals for needy individuals can also receive food at no cost.

    To Qualify

    • ID and proof of Nevada residency is required for the receipt of USDA food.
    • Each household must read the “Self Declaration Assurance” and certify eligibility by signing the issuance sheet that their household income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty guidelines.
    • For each additional household member add $645.00 per month.

      Income Guidelines Effective October 1, 2017

      To find the location nearest you, click the TEFAP Distribution Schedule link below

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