The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)TEFAP IEG COVID-19 Chart
TEFAP IEG COVID-19 Sign-in Sheet
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 >
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
USDA Foods Value of Commodities Shipped / History Report
Listed Alphabetically by Agency Name
- 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
- Commodities shipped 07/1/19-09/30/19
- Commodities shipped 10/1/19-12/31/19
- Commodities shipped 1/1/20-3/31/20
- Commodities shipped 4/1/20 to 6/30/2020
- Commodities shipped7/1/2020 to 9/30/2020
- Annual Storage Facility Self-Evaluation Form
- Automatic Revocation of Exception List
- Commodity Loss Report
- Food Recall Procedure Video
- Food Recall Procedure Checklist
- Individual Self-Declaration Form
- Numbered Memos
- Pest Control Plan
- Providing multiple Languages
- Self-Declaration Form
- Spanish Income Eligibility Form
- TEFAP Policies and Procedures Manual
- TEFAP Staff/ Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
- 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 this program please contact the CANS office at (605) 773-3413 or email your questions to DOE.SchoolLunch@state.sd.us.