Farm Bill TEFAP Action Center
The Senate has an important opportunity to make sure food banks get nutritious food for those that don’t have enough to eat in our communities while they consider the Farm Bill. The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a cornerstone of the food supply for our national network of food banks. In fact, almost one in five meals distributed by all local hunger-relief agencies in 2016 was moved, stored, and served because of TEFAP.
TEFAP provides food banks with fresh, nutritious food purchased from farmers and also helps transport and serve the food. Failing to adequately fund the program will inhibit our ability to meet the needs of those who are hungry in our community.
Below you will find resources to help you advocate for TEFAP in the Farm Bill this year.
For more details and data about hunger in your community visit Feeding America's Map The Meal Gap.