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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 -2017

# 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 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Under canopy at Ed Whitehead Tires
29889 Los Angeles Ave
Second Thursday of every Month
7 a.m. to 9 a.m. 


Dateland Elementary School
1300 Avenue 64E, Dateland 
Second Thursday of every Month
10 a.m. to 12 Noon


Gila Mountain United Methodist Church
12716 North Frontage Road
Second Monday of each month
8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 


Somerton Community Center 801 W Main Street

Fourth Wednesday of each month
10 a.m. to 12 Noon 

San Luis

Senior Center
790 Juan Sanchez Blvd
Second & Fourth Wednesday of each Month
7 a.m. to 11 a.m.  & 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Avenue C

Valley Baptist Church
3830 W. 8th Street
Fourth Thursday of each month
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Avenue A

Vince Nelson Housing
2030 S. Avenue A
First Wednesday of each Month
8 a.m. to  10 a.m.

Somerton - Campo Amarillo

Yuma County Housing
8450 US 95 - Somerton
Third Thursday of each Month
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.




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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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