Distributing food to local food banks.
Food made available to supplement the diets of low-income Mississippians at no cost.
What We Do
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost.
Through TEFAP, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies, including the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
In Mississippi, MDHS partners with the following organizations to distribute food through TEFAP:
NEED FOOD NOW?
Contact the food bank in your area for help finding a food pantry near you.