The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.
This page includes links to all the household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the vegetable food group.
Webinar on TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grants overview and how to apply for funding.
TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Overview of Grant Initiative webinar recording.
Project summaries for the 29 TEFAP state agencies that received fiscal year 2022 Farm to Food Bank project funding.
To help those most in need receive healthy, fresh foods, USDA will be offering boxes of pre-packed, mixed fresh produce though The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), in addition to the single varieties that are already available to order.
This page includes links to all the household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the protein food group.
This webinar provides TEFAP state agencies with information on the Farm to Food Bank Project funding processes for Fiscal Year 2020. The webinar addresses where Farm to Food Bank Project requirements are found in legislation, regulations, and policy memoranda; outlines the process for amending a TEFAP state plan in order to receive funding; and summarizes state-level responsibilities related to obligating and reporting on any funding received. Viewers will take away a better understanding of the Farm to Food Bank Project process.
We discuss information and resources provided in the revised USDA Foods in Disaster Manual, June 2021 to help you be prepared for the use of USDA Foods in disasters, emergencies and situations of distress
USDA Foods General Recommendations: Handwashing, Cleaning, and Disinfecting for Household Program Operators
These handouts provide general recommendations on handwashing, cleaning, and disinfecting, to operators of USDA Foods household programs including CSFP, TEFAP, and FDPIR.