Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP)


The Emergency Food Assistance Food Program (TEFAP) provides food assistance to qualifying individuals through the distribution of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) commodities.


Clients are eligible to receive food from TEFAP if they participate in any of the following programs:

  • SNAP (formerly Food Stamps)
  • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
  • Old Age Pension (OAP)
  • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
  • Aid to the Blind (AB)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • Medical Eligible Foster Children
  • Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

If you are NOT participating in any of the above programs, your household income must meet federal income guidelines.

TEFAP Requirements

Household size MAXIMUM monthly income
1 $2,081.67
2 $2,818.33
3 $3,555.00
4 $4,291.67
5 $5,028.33
6 $5,765.00
7 $6,501.67
8 $7,238.33
Each additional family member $636.67

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Click the links below to review the USDA Non-Discrimination Statement



Click here to review Community Table’s Non-Discrimination Statement

Contact us today

8555 W 57th Ave
Arvada, CO 80002

Phone: 303-424-6685

Fax: 303-403-9911

You can help.

While the TEFAP program provides vital food assistance to many, some types of essential food are not available through this program and participating families must turn to Community Table’s Client Choice Food Pantry for fresh produce, eggs, and milk. Each $1 donated provides us with $3.00 of purchasing power to obtain food items not available through the TEFAP program.