Commodities/Food Distribution Programs

Two programs distribute commodities to low-income families and to the programs that serve them:

  • The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP or EFAP) serves and provides commodities to low-income families and facilities that serve meals to homeless or low-income families or individuals
  • The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) serves and provides commodities to low-income women, infants and children up to the age of 6


Civil Rights Statement for the Commodities Program:

The U.S. Department o fAgriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees,and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital  status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived  from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity  conducted or funded by the Department.(Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found on line at, or at any USDA office,or call (866) 632-9992 to request theform. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at: U.S.Department of Agriculture,

                    Director, Office of Adjudication,

                   1400 Independence Avenue,S.W.,


                   by fax(202)690-7442 or email at program.intake(@,

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal  Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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