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 The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program administers the distribution of
supplemental food commodities to local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.
The program is supported by a grant from WIDHCS.  

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). TEFAP is a supplemental food assistance program that is designed to work in combination with other assistance programs in efforts to maximize and target limited food and funding resources. Community Action, Inc. is one of 16 Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFOs) administering the distribution of TEFAP commodities to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The program is supported by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS).

Pantries for TEFAP commodities :


If your you or your organization are interested in learning more about participating in the TEFAP program in Rock and/or Walworth Counties, please contact:

Judy Madsen
262-728-8296 ext. 202



 Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Provider


For discrimination complaints concerning Wisconsin’s protected classes, first contact the regional TEFAP Coordinator,
Judy Madsen, at the contact information listed above. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact the TEFAP Coordinator,
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services, Division of Public Health, 1 W. Wilson Street, PO Box 8916, Madison,
WI 53708 or call (608) 267-9071.
For discrimination complaints concerning federally protected classes, write to: Regional Director, Civil Rights / EEO,
77 W. Jackson Blvd., FL 20, Chicago, IL 60604-3591 or call (312) 353-3353. 



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