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.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.