Emergency Food and Community Dining Room Maps
On the map below, click on the County in which you’d like to locate Emergency Food resources or Community Dining Rooms. You can also click on the county name below the map. A new window will open with an interactive map that shows each of the Emergency Food locations and Community Dining Rooms within that county and each location’s information to include: address, phone number, hours of operation and services provided.
Prior to visiting an Emergency Food location or Community Dining Room, please call them to make sure they can assist you!
Maps last updated February, 2015.
TEFAP Eligibility Guidelines
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. Under TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture makes commodity foods available to State Distributing Agencies.
Homeless people, low-income senior citizens, families and individuals, can benefit from the program through organizations like soup kitchens (also known as Community Dining Rooms) that provide prepared meals, or food banks/pantries that distribute food to individuals for household use.
Homeless people can receive prepared meals served in a Community Dining Room without income eligibility. However, homeless people must meet state income eligibility requirements in order to receive TEFAP food that is not served in prepared meals.
Participation in the TEFAP program requires that you meet income eligibility at 185% of Federal Poverty Guidelines by self declaration and that you live in the geographic area of the service agency. The Federal Poverty Guidelines 185 % are:
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Find more information on this USDA program at The Emergency Food Assistance Program.
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