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What is TEFAP?

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

This program provides low-income individuals and households with surplus commodities donated 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.

Eligibility Requirements...

  • In order to be eligible to receive TEFAP commodities, your income must fall within the guidelines listed on the TEFAP Eligibility Guidelines chart.
  • Recipients must live within the geographic service area of the distribution site. (Yuma & La Paz County)
    • Length of residency is not used as a criterion of eligibility.
  • On TEFAP distribution days, participants must sign the Household Distribution Site Sign-in Sheet, which contains the certification statement that their income is within the posted TEFAP guidelines.
  • For further information contact the Program Coordinator at:(928) 343-1243 or email

185% of Federal Poverty Level Chart

# Persons in HH Annual Monthly Weekly
1 20,147 1,679 388
2 27,214 2,268 524
3 34,281 2,857 660
4 41,348 3,446 796
5 48,415 4,035 932
6 55,482 4,624 1,067
7 62,549 5,213 1,203
8 69,616 5,802 1,339
Each Add'l Member add 7,067 add 589 add 136

Distribution Sites

Carver Park

American Legion Hall
Corner of 3rd St. and 15th Ave.
First Monday of every Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)

24th Street

Elks Lodge
2300 Elks Lane
Second Saturday of Every Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)


29349 San Jose Ave.
Every third Friday of each month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)


Dateland Elementary
Every Third Friday of each month
10-11am (Summer), 11-12pm (Winter)


Gila Mountain United Methodist Church
12176 E. North Frontage Road
Third Monday of every Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)


Senior Nutrition Center
239 E. Canal St.
Last Wednesday of each month
9:30-11am (Summer), 10:30-12pm (Winter)

San Luis

San Luis Community Center
10709 W. G St.
Last Wednesday of Each Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)

Avenue C

Valley Baptist Church
3830 W. 8th Street
Fourth Thursday of Each Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)

Quartzsite Food Bank

40 Moon Mountain Road
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00a,- 12:00pm

Parker Food Bank

1124 Geranimo
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00am- 12:00pm


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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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