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Emergency Food Assistance Program

Food Programs / Emergency Food


About the program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides USDA food commodities to needy persons through emergency food boxes and congregate meal sites. Our agency is responsible for administering the TEFAP program, and we contract with the Oregon Food Bank to deliver these services. The Oregon Food Bank coordinates the program  through twenty statewide regional food banks that distribute the food to more that 800 hunger relief agencies.


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Program Factsheet
Program Factsheet


Equal Opportunity Statement

The U.S Department of Agriculture 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 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 program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

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