The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) provides non-perishable commodities throughout U.S. to help address the issue of hunger in our country. The amount of food received by each state depends on its levels of low-income and unemployed population.
Through a partnership with the California Department of Social Services, Foodlink warehouses, coordinates, and distributes TEFAP commodities to agencies that serve the hungry in California. Food is delivered to Foodlink’s Sacramento headquarters where it is divided into shipments for individual counties in California. Using Foodlink’s central warehouse to break bulk allows counties a wider variety of USDA food selections. For over half the counties, deliveries by Foodlink are the sole source of USDA food.