Welcome! Do you have questions or concerns related to The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) or the TEFAP reporting process? E-mail Jacob McIntosh or call 828-299-3663, ext. 1289.
TEFAP Agreement (pdf)
- If you need individual TEFAP forms or an entire packet, you can print them off this webpage – just scroll down and click.
- Thanks for submitting your TEFAP report by the seventh of each month. Accurate and timely client statistics and inventory keep TEFAP running smoothly.
In accordance with federal civil rights 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 (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (such as Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language) should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TTY), or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (pdf), which can be obtained from any USDA office, by calling 866-632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA via:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
Fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442
MANNA FoodBank is an equal opportunity provider.
2023 Second Quarter: April-June TEFAP Packet (pdf)
TEFAP Reference Documents
- TEFAP Neighbor Intake FY 2023 (pdf)
- MANNA FoodBank TEFAP Agreement (pdf)
- What Is TEFAP? (pdf)
- TEFAP Agency Eligibility Requirements (pdf)
- Client Complaint Procedure and Form (pdf)
- FD-036: Record Keeping Requirements (pdf)
- FD-107: Food Storage and Product Dating (pdf)
- FD-141: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations (pdf)
- FD-146: Distribution Process Q&A (pdf)
- FD-149: COVID-19 Q&A (pdf)
- FNS-113-1: Civil Rights Compliance (pdf)
- NCDA TEFAP Handbook (pdf)
- USDA Complaint Procedure/Form (pdf)
If your agency needs TEFAP documents translated into other languages, fill out this request form (pdf) for Jacob McIntosh. Some mistranslations or grammatical errors may be present in translated materials.
Required TEFAP Signs
The “And Justice for All” Form AD-475-A (pdf) must be displayed at your agency. If you need this sign, contact Jacob McIntosh or your Zone Coordinator.
- Ask about TEFAP (pdf)
- No I.D. (pdf)
- Notice of Beneficiary Rights (pdf)
Civil Rights Training
- Civil Rights Training (pdf)
- Civil Rights Training Video (12 minutes)
- Civil Rights Training Attendance Form (pdf)
EFFECTIVE PUBLIC NOTIFICATION
One of the requirements of the TEFAP program is that agencies provide public notification that TEFAP food is available at their distributions. This should be a combination of the ‘TEFAP available here’ sign, posted hours on the front door, and on the internet.
If an agency advertises their food pantry or the TEFAP program on their website or Facebook page, please include the following:
1) TEFAP is available at our pantry.
2) Clients can receive TEFAP on this day at this time.
3) No ID or other documentation is required to receive TEFAP.
Number 3 is especially important if your pantry does require ID or any other documentation for clients to receive non-TEFAP food or services.