USDA Emergency Food Assistance

Through our partnership with Foodlink, we are able to share a variety of nutritious, high-quality foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

USDA Emergency Food Assistance food bags are distributed in San Benito County once per month, on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and the preceding Friday from 9:00am – 12:00 pm. See USDA Distribution Locations and Schedule

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing emergency food assistance at no cost.

What kind of food does the USDA supply?

The types of foods USDA purchases vary depending on availability and on agricultural market conditions. More than 120 nutritious, high-quality products are available. Products include: canned, frozen, dried, and fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, meat, poultry, fish, nuts, milk and cheese, and whole-grain and enriched grain products including rice, cereal, and pasta.

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