The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens and non-profit charitable organizations throughout Hillsborough County stock their shelves and feed their clientele with commodities from The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We regularly distribute thousands of pounds of food right from our warehouse docks.
The types of foods USDA purchases for TEFAP vary depending on the preferences of States and agricultural market conditions. Items like canned vegetables, fruit juice, meat/poultry/fish, pasta products, milk, cereals and soups are shipped to New Hampshire by the USDA for us to distribute to those in need. At this time we serve 25 food pantries, 2 soup kitchens, 3 homeless shelters, and 6 charitable institutions participate in TEFAP and benefit from the quarterly and bonus food distributions.