The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

This resource is also known as the Commodities Program in some local towns. TEFAP is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Education as well as the USDA – U.S. Department of Agriculture.  We also work with local community agencies, senior high rise and low income housing developments to ensure the food reaches people in need.

To qualify: One must be at or below Federal Income Poverty Guideline of 200% before deductions.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of elderly people at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods.  Eligible households receive a monthly distribution of food products which may include cheese, canned meat, vegetables, fruits, grains, cereals and juices.

Eligibility (as of March 28, 2016)

  1. 60 Years of Age and Older
  2. Income may not be more than:
    • $1,287 per month for a household of one, or
    • $1,736 a month for a household of two

Requirements

  1. Proof of all household income
  2. Drivers’ license or State ID

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)