Food Commodities

(Emergency Food Assistance Program, TEFAP)

FROM is a Kent County distribution site for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), or Food Commodities. This is a federally funded program that provides emergency food and nutrition assistance to individuals and families who meet the income qualifications (see below).

Food Commodities takes place in the FROM Food Pantry.

When you donate to FROM your donation helps our neighbors address financial issues, food insecurity, and more during this pandemic. You help us provide HOPE to our neighbors in need.

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Who Can Come to Food Commodities (TEFAP)?

In order to participate, you must meet the  current USDA TEFAP guidelines listed below

  • live in Kent County
  • need emergency food assistance
  • participate in one of the following
    • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
    • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), or Senior Commodities
    • Family Independence Program (FIP)
    • Supplemental Food Assistance Program (SNAP)
    • Households with children who receive free/reduced priced meals at their school through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)

You do not need to pre-register, you may simply show up during Food Commodities distribution days (held 8 times a year). Click here to see our calendar for upcoming Food Commodities dates.

What to Expect My First Time

When you come to Food Commodities for the first time you will come to the Food Pantry and we will collect your contact information. After that is completed you will receive your box of food.

**Click here to see additional COVID-19 protocols.**

What Kinds of Foods Can I Expect at Food Commodities (TEFAP)?

The foods provided are determined by the USDA, but often include items such as canned and frozen meat, canned vegetables, dry milk, peanut butter, vegetable oil and/or cereal.

Food Commodities (TEFAP) Hours:

Food Commodities are distributed at FROM eight times a year on Wednesday and Friday during regular Food Pantry hours. For upcoming dates, click here to visit our calendar.

How Can I Help?

Interested in learning how you can be a part of Food Commodities? Visit our Other Ways to Give to find out how you can partner with us to help our neighbors in need.