The Emergency Food Assistance Program Manual

The Emergency Food Assistance Program Manual

The purpose of this Manual is to establish policies and procedures for food banks, food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, Kids Cafes and other non-profit organizations to receive, store, distribute and/or use federally-donated foods made available under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).


SECTION I

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INTRODUCTION

SECTION II

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RECIPIENT ELIGIBILITY

Exhibit A – Income Eligibility Guidelines, 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines

SECTION III

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FOOD BANK ORDERING AND ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURES

FNS Instruction 709-5
FNS-062
FNS-107

SECTION IV 

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ELIGIBLE RECIPIENT AGENCIES AND DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURES

Exhibit A – Food Distribution Programs Fact Sheet

SECTION V

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STORAGE & WAREHOUSING

SECTION VI

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REPORTS, RECORD KEEPING, INVENTORY CONTROLS, LOSSES, CLAIMS, & ADMINISTRATIVE FUNDING

Exhibit A – Required Reports & Due Dates
Exhibit B – Food Bank Claim Procedures

APPENDIX A

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DEFINITIONS

APPENDIX B

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FORMS

APPENDIX C

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USDA FOODS LISTING FOR CALENDAR YEAR