Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
DFS works with the Food Bank of Wyoming to help supply food to the food banks across the state. TEFAP is separate from SNAP and helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. You are eligible for TEFAP assistance if your gross household income does not exceed 130% of the current federal poverty level. Check this income table for more information.
If you are in need of additional food assistance and meet the income requirements you are eligible for a food box provided at your local food bank. Here is a list of community food banks and soup kitchens receiving TEFAP commodities, their addresses and distribution information can be found by clicking Wyoming TEFAP List. Please use the following information to contact the food bank for distribution information.
For additional information regarding TEFAP, please contact:
TEFAP is a USDA program that makes commodity foods available to food banks for distribution to income-eligible individuals and families.
Commodity Supplement Food Program (CSFP)
Commodity Supplement Food Program (CSFP) provides a monthly food box, at no charge, for clients age 60 or older and are income eligible.
To be eligible for CSFP you must be age 60 or older and your gross income can not exceed the current guidelines. Check this income table for more information.
Locations CSFP is Available:
DFS works with the Food Bank of Wyoming to administer CSFP. Currently CSFP is available in Laramie County, Natrona County, and Platte County.
For additional information regarding CSFP, please contact:
CSFP is a USDA program that makes commodity foods available to income eligible elderly clients.
There are a lot of partners that do not distribute TEFAP goods, but can help with additional food assistance, including mobile pantries (which are open to the public). All DFS field office staff have been equipped with a list of the TEFAP locations, partnering agencies, as well as the mobile pantry schedule http://wyomingfoodbank.org, http://wyomingfoodbank.org/mobile-pantries-wyoming, so they can assist any citizens in need.