TEFAP Eligibility

No-cost, healthy foods from the federal government.

What is TEFAP?

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that distributes food at no cost. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) makes nutritious, high-quality foods available to the state of Minnesota. The state then provides these foods to food banks and tribal groups for distribution.

The Food Group distributes TEFAP foods to qualifying food access programs.

Learn More and Apply

Agencies receiving TEFAP foods must document the number of qualifying residents served and comply with all state and federal guidelines. To learn more, read the TEFAP manual and view our civil rights training.

Learn more about eligibility though our partners at Hunger Solutions. Apply via Hennepin County.

Email [email protected] or call 763-450-3898

We Value Nutritious Food
Working with our community partners, The Food Group buys, gleans, grows, and processes fresh produce.

Food Bank
or Food Shelf?
The Food Group is a food bank that supplies other hunger relief agencies with fresh produce, frozen meat, grocery staples, and other household necessities. Food shelves distribute free food to individuals and families in their local communities.

The Food Group believes in food equity. They believe in culturally specific foods. They believe in meeting people where they are at. And most of all, they believe in dignity.

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Did You Know?
Over 20% of Black households and 19% of Latinx households report food insecurity, compared to 10% of white households.

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The Food Group

We’re a nonprofit working at the intersection of equity and access to fresh, sustainable foods. From farming to distribution, we provide fresh food across MN and WI.

The Food Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. EIN 41-1246504 Contributions are tax-deductible to the full amount provided by the law.

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