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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 Anita Maude, Program Manager, at:(928) 259-2202 or email amaude@yumafoodbank.org 

185% of Federal Poverty Level Chart

# Persons in HH Annual Monthly Weekly
1 21,257 1772 409
2 28,694 2,392 552
3 36,131 3,631 695
4 43,568 3,554 838
5 51,005 4,251 981
6 58,442 4,871 1,124
7 65,879 5,490 1,297
8 73,316 6,110 1,410
Each Add'l Member add 7,437 add 620 add 144

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

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

24th Street

LM Kelley Housing
721 E 24th Street
Second Friday of every Month
7-9am (Summer), 8-10am (Winter)

Wellton

Across from Wellton Family Practice
10425 Williams Street
Second Tuesday of each month
7-9am (summer), 8-10am (winter) 

Dateland 

 Dateland Elementary (Ave 64E) 
Second Tuesday of each month
12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Foothills

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

Somerton

Senior Senior Center
805 Main Street
Second Wednesday of each month
10:30-12:30pm (Summer), 9:30-12:30am (Winter)

San Luis

San Luis Senior Center
800 E Juan Sanchez
Fourth 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)

Avenue A

Vince Nelson Housing, 2030 S Ave A
First Wednesday of each month 
7-9am (summer), 8-10 am (winter) 

McMullen Valley Food Bank

Second & Third Tuesdays and Thursdays
8 a.m. to 12 Noon Tuesdays and
8 a.m. to 2 p.m Thursdays 

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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