The Emergency Food Assistance Program

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

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

What Is It?

The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a quarterly food distribution program. Surplus food is purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture and distributed to those in need.

Am I Eligible?

You are eligible if:

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

  • You fall within the income guidelines below:

Household Size Monthly Income
1 $2,082
2 $2,818
3 $3,555
4 $4,292
5 $5,028
6 $5,765
Each Add'l Person Add $736

Questions?

How Do I Apply?

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). Click HERE to go to our Distribution and Site Directory page.

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

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race,color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)        mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)        fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)        email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.