The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program helping low-income households access food in times of need.

TEFAP eligibility in Virginia is mostly based on income. However, note that when you meet the income requirements for TEFAP, you may want to check your eligibility for SNAP, TANF, SSI, Medicaid and other programs. Most people who receive emergency TEFAP benefits are dually eligible for other public assistance programs.

TEFAP Household Income Guidelines 2019

July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020

Eligibility in Virginia is set at 150% of the 2019 federal poverty guidelines:

Family Size Weekly Income Bi-weekly
Income
Monthly
Income
Annual
Income
1 $360 $720 $1,561 $18,735
2 $488 $976 $2,114 $25,365
3 $615 $1,230 $2,666 $31,995
4 $743 $1,486 $3,219 $28,625
5 $870 $1,740 $3,771 $45,255
6 $998 $1,996 $4,324 $51,885
7 $1,125 $2,250 $4,876 $58,515
8 $1,253 $2,506 $5,429 $65,145
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**For family units of more than 8 members, add $128 weekly, $256 bi-weekly, $553 monthly, or $6630 yearly for each additional member of the household.