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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Brownstown Distribution Site

 

What is The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)?

The USDA Food Program known as TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) began in 1981. Title II of Public Law 98-8 mandated, through Food and Nutrition Services, USDA make surplus food commodities available to states for distribution to the unemployed and low-income population. The State of Michigan, through the Department of Education, administers the program for the State, with Wayne County being an agency. It is 100% federally funded and regulated.

 

Eligibility for Households?

There are only two criteria’s that must be met for eligibility, meet income guidelines and be a resident of Brownstown.

Methods by which households may demonstrate income eligibility include bridge card, pay stub, W-2 form, SS eligibility letter, income tax return, unemployment determination letter, etc.

Methods by which households may demonstrate residency eligibility include driver’s license, state id, utility bill, etc.

To register for the program please bring the following on designated distribution date:

Proof of Income (such as bridge card, pay stub, W-2 form, SS eligibility letter, income tax return, unemployment determination letter, etc.)

Proof of Brownstown Residency (such as driver’s license, state ID, utility bill, etc.)

List of all Household Members (for adult household members, bring proof of ID)