The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)Household Eligibility Form
Income Eligibility Chart
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) was initiated in 1981 to reduce inventories and storage costs of surplus USDA foods through distribution to needy households. While some surplus food is still distributed through TEFAP, Congress (since 1989) has appropriated funds to purchase additional USDA foods for households. South Dakota uses TEFAP USDA foods in the soup kitchens and food banks.
TEFAP was not designed to serve as a primary food source. It was designed as an outlet for surplus USDA foods, and it has effectively achieved that goal.
In South Dakota, the USDA donated food for distribution is sent to food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens and community action programs. These agencies are referred to as eligible recipient agencies (ERA) and must be public or private non-profit agencies that meet the program requirements.
Recipient eligibility to receive USDA foods from food pantries is determined by completion of an intake application form provided by the food pantry indicating household and financial circumstances at or below 185% poverty level, name, number in household, and address. In South Dakota a family qualifing for reduced price meals qualifies them for this program. The chart giving the household sizes and income eligibility guidelines is found by clicking the red Child and Adult Nutrition Services tab.
- Western South Dakota Community Action Agency
1844 Lombardy Drive, Rapid City, South Dakota 57703
(605) 348-1460, firstname.lastname@example.org
Belle Fourche, Buffalo, Custer, Faith, Kadoka, Lead, Midland, Martin, Nisland, Rapid City, Spearfish, and Sturgis
Feeding South Dakota
Aberdeen, Agency Village, Armour, Beresford, Bridgewater, Brookings, Cherry Creek, Dell Rapids, Freeman, Fort Thompson, Gregory, Herreid, Hoven, Humboldt, Huron, Ipswich, Little Eagle, Lower Brule, McIntosh, Midland, Miller, Mission, Mobridge, Oldham, Parkston, Parmelee, Reliance, Redfield, Philip, Pierre, Saint Francis, Sioux Falls and Vermillion.
South Dakota DOE-Child and Adult Nutrition Services
Aberdeen, Elk Point, Flandreau, Howard, Huron, Lake Andes, Madison, Mitchell, Rapid City, Salem, Sioux Falls, Vermillion, Wagner and Winner
If your food pantry isn't listed and is interested in being on The Emergency Food Assistance Program, please have the authorized representative contact the South Dakota Department of Educaiton for an application.
USDA Foods Value of Commodities Shipped / History Report
Listed Alphabetically by Agency Name
- Commodities shipped 1/1/2017 to 3/31/2017
- Commodities shipped 4/1/2017 to 6/30/2017
- Commodities shipped 7/1/17 to 9/30/17
- Commodities shipped 10/1/17 to 12/31/17
- Commodities shipped 01/1/18 to 3/31/18
- Commodities shipped 4/1/18 to 6/30/18
- Commodities shipped 7/1/18-9/30/18
- Commodities shipped 10/1/18-12/31/18
- Commodities shipped 01/1/19-03/31/19
- Commodities shipped 04/1/19-06/30/19
- Annual Storage Facility Self-Evaluation Form
- Automatic Revocation of Exception List
- Commodity Loss Report
- Discrimination Complaint Filing
- Food Recall Procedure Video
- Food Recall Procedure Checklist
- Numbered Memos
- Pest Control Plan
- Providing multiple Languages
- Sign in TEFAP IEG for Chart
- Spanish Income Eligibility Form
- TEFAP Policies and Procedures Manual
- TEFAP Temperature Log (example)
- TEFAP USDA Foods Fact Sheets
- TEFAP USDA Policy Memos
- USDA Food and Nutrition Service
- Written Notice and Referral Requirements for Religious Organizations
For information about The Emergency Food Assistance Program, contact Christina Lusk at 605-773-4736.