What is the Food Distribution Program?

The Food Distribution Program helps people in need get USDA-donated foods as part of the Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) from their local food pantry. The Family Support Division also distributes food to summer food service programs for children, disaster relief, and six non-profit food banks that provide emergency food assistance to food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, Kid’s Café’s, and other non-profit organizations. Under certain circumstances, we may also be able to provide donated food for use in: Hospitals Nursing homes Retirement homes Group homes Senior citizen centers Daycare centers Emergency shelters Soup kitchens Sheltered workshops Substance abuse centers Correctional facilities Halfway houses Other charitable institutions Who is eligible? You may be eligible for help if you already get public assistance or if your income is … Continue reading What is the Food Distribution Program?