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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 provide photo identification and show proof of residency (utility or rent receipt)
  • Recipients must live within the geographic service area of the distribution site. (Yuma 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 call (928)343-1243

185% of Federal Poverty Level Chart

# Persons in HH Annual Monthly Weekly
1 21,775 1,815 419
2 29,471 2,456 567
3 36,167 3,098 715
4 44,863 3,739 863
5 52,559 4,380 1,011
6 60,255 5,022 1,159
7 67,951 5,663 1,307
8 75,647 6,304 1,455
Each Add'l Member add 7,696 add 642 add 148

Distribution Sites

Yuma Community Food Bank - 2404 E 24th St, Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. to 12 Noon

Carver Park -Winter

American Legion Hall
Corner of 3rd St. and 15th Ave.
Second Tuesday of every Month
8-10 am November - May

Carver Park - Summer

Housing Authority-Classroom
1635 W 3rd Street
Second Friday of every Month
8-10 am June - October


Across from Wellton Family Practice
10425 Williams Street
Second Thursday of each month


Dateland Elementary (Ave 64E) 
Second Tuesday of each month
10:30 am - 12:30 p.m. 


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


Somerton Community Center
805 Main Street
Second Wednesday of each month
10:30 -12:30pm 

San Luis

San Luis Senior Center
800 E Juan Sanchez
Fourth Wednesday of each Month
7 am - 9 am

Avenue C

Valley Baptist Church
3830 W. 8th Street
Fourth Thursday of each Month
8 am - 10 am

Avenue A

Vince Nelson Housing, 2030 S Ave A
First Wednesday of each month 
8-10 am

**Mesa Heights** New

Joe Henry Optimist Center, 1793 1st Ave
Second Tuesdays in July, August & September 2016
8 am to 10 am

Third Tuesdays beginning October 2016  8 am to 10 am

Rotating vendors will be on site beginning at 7:30 am


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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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