Food Distribution Program
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Colorado Citizens

 

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TEFAP

(The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides a supplemental food box to low-income individuals.  The USDA foods are delivered to food banks across the state of Colorado, and then distributed to local agencies and soup kitchens that distribute directly to the people. 

 

To be eligible to receive TEFAP USDA foods, and individual or family must meet the following criteria:

 

Be enrolled in one of the following programs:

 

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • The Food Assistance Program (Formerly Food Stamps)
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • Medicaid
  • or...meet the income guidelines specified below
     

Household Size

Maximum Monthly Household Income

Maximum Annual Household Income

1

$1,800

$21,590

2

$2,426

$29,101

3

$3,051

$36,612

4

$3,677

$44,123

5

$4,303

$51,634

6

$4,929

$59,145

7

$5,555

$66,656

8

$6,181

$74,167

For each additional family member, add:

$626

$7,511

 

Helpful TEFAP Links:

 

TEFAP Agency Contact List  

 

TEFAP FAQ's

 

USDA TEFAP Homepage

 

 

 CSFP

(Commodity Supplemental Food Program)

 

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program is a federal program administered through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  CSFP is nutritionally designed for pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women up to one year, children up to six years of age, and adults 60 years of age and older.  The USDA foods that are available through CSFP are specifically selected by the USDA and geared towards nutritional categories that these target groups may lack.

 

To be eligible to receive CSFP, an individual or family must meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Pregnant
  2. Breastfeeding
  3. Postpartum up to one year
  4. Child up to six years old
  5. Adult 60 years of age plus
  6. or...meet the income guidelines specified below

Note: You cannot be enrolled in WIC (Women, Infants and Children) and CSFP at the same time.

 

Household Size

WIC (Maximum Monthly Household Income)

WIC (Maximum Annual Household Income)

Seniors  (Maximum Monthly Household Income)

Seniors (Maximum Annual Household Income)

1

$1,772

$21,257

$1,265

$15,171

2

$2,392

$28,694

$1,705

$20,449

3

$3,011

$36,131

$2,144

$25,727

4

$3,631

$43,568

$2,584

$31,005

5

$4,251

$51,005

$3,024

$36,283

6

$4,871

$58,442

$3,464

$41,561

7

$5,490

$65,879

$3,904

$46,839

8

$6,110

$73,316

$4,344

$52,117

For each additional family member, add:

$620

$7,437

$440

$5,287

 

 Helpful CSFP Links:

 

CSFP Agency Contact List

 

CSFP FAQ's

 

CSFP USDA Foods Fact Sheets/Recipes

 

Find a CSFP Agency Near You (Map) 

 

USDA CSFP Homepage

 

For both CSFP and TEFAP, you may be asked to provide the following to qualify to receive assistance:

 

  • WIC Referral Form (CSFP Only)
  • Valid Identification or Birth Certificate
  • Proof of residency
  • Proof of income eligibility

 

For additional information, please contact our office at 303-866-5106 or email us today!