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The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

Serving: Alcona | Alpena | Arenac | Cheboygan | Crawford | Iosco | Montmorency | Ogemaw | Oscoda | Otsego | Presque Isle

Are you in need of home delivery? We are piloting a new home delivery initiative in Alpena, Alcona, and Iosco Counties, with our volunteer program. If you live in Alpena, Alcona or Iosco County and need home delivered commodities, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/uiJ0F4v76q


November 2022 Distribution Schedule: 

Stay tuned as we are finalizing the November distribution scheudle. 


To stay up to date with mobile/pop up distributions led by The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan, please visit:


The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a quarterly food distribution program. Distributions take place in February, May, August & November. Surplus food is purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture and distributed to those in need.

What Is It?

Helping to Supplement the Diets of Low-Income Michiganders

  • You do not need ID or proof of income. 
  • TEFAP can help you by providing healthy food to supplement your food budget. 
  • If you cannot pick up your food, someone may be your "proxy" and will need a note from you to pick up your food. 

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if:

  • You live within one of our service counties (listed above)

    Eligibility for TEFAP is based on the need for emergency food and the household meets the below income guidelines or participates in SNAP, WIC, FDPIR, CSFP or a child receives free/reduced meals at school.

    Household Size: 1, Annual: $27,180, Monthly: $2,265 or Weekly: $523
    Household Size: 2, Annual: $36,620, Monthly: $3,052 or Weekly: $704
    Household Size: 3, Annual: $46,060, Monthly: $3,838 or Weekly: $886
    Household Size: 4, Annual: $55,500, Monthly: $4,625 or Weekly: $1,067
    Household Size: 5, Annual: $64,940, Monthly: $5,412 or Weekly: $1,249
    Household Size: 6, Annual: $74,380, Monthly: $6,198 or Weekly: $1,430
    For each additional family member add, Annual: $9,440, Monthly: $787 or Weekly: $182


How Do I Apply?Questions?

Bring proof of residency to the food distribution. Proof of residency can be Michigan Driver's License, State I.D. Card or a current Utility Bill.

How & When Do I Pick Up My Food?

Each county has their own distribution site (sometimes multiple sites). Please see below for upcoming distribution locations, dates & times. 

Click HERE to email or call (989) 358-4700.

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