Section 4018(b) of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (PL 115-334) amended Section 203D of the Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983 to provide funding to state agencies administering The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) to pay for projects to harvest, process, package, or transport commodities donated by agricultural producers, processors, or distributors for use by emergency feeding organizations (EFOs). These projects are known as “Farm to Food Bank Projects.”
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 EFOs through the donation of food.
For more information on this grant program, please refer to the following:
- FD-151: TEFAP Questions and Answers about Farm to Food Bank Projects
- TEFAP - State Plan Requests and Allocations for FY22 Farm to Food Bank Projects
- TEFAP State Plan Requests and Allocations for Fiscal Year 2021 Farm to Food Bank Projects