How We Fight Hunger

We Distribute 12 Million Pounds of Food Through These Programs


TEFAP - The Emergency Food Assistance Program

This program provides low-income individuals and households with surplus commodities donated to the food bank by USDA. This program is designed to supplement the nutritional needs of program eligible individuals and households; but is not designed to satisfy all hunger needs or nutritional requirements of participating individuals or households.
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First Things First

First Things First provides one food box per year for families with children ages 0-5.

Interested applicants must bring the following eligibility requirements:

  • Valid Identification(Drivers License, State ID)
  • Birth Certificate for All Children ages 0-5

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CSFP - Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a specialty food program that provides a monthly supplemental food box for women, children, and senior citizens. This program is designed to promote good nutritional health for at risk populaces. Pregnant women, women with infants, lactating women, babies, children under the age of six, and senior citizens age sixty and above are all at risk for nutritional deficiencies.
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Backpack Program

This program is geared toward providing children with nutritious food on the weekends when school is not in session. The Yuma Community Food Bank is working in conjunction with schools to provide backpacks for 28,050 backpacks annually!
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In Accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination , write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410. Or call, 1-800-795-3272 (voice) or 1-202-720-6382 (TTY) USDA is an Equal Opportunity provider and employer.

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