Feeding Friends

Feeding Friends (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal feeding program for low-income individuals and families of all ages who reside in Virginia. This program helps farmers and manufacturers across the country minimize food waste and utilize these foods to feed those in need.

This program provides a variety of items depending on what is available including nonperishable fruit, vegetables, beans, pasta, and juice as well as frozen or canned meats, dairy products, and fresh produce.

To participate, neighbors must assess their eligibility by completing this Self-Declared Income (SDI) form and returning it via email to mmeulenberg@foodbankonline.org or by mail to the address provided below. No identification is necessary. Upon receiving your fully filled out form, the Foodbank will promptly inform you about your qualification status and provide instructions on how to collect the food items, making it easier for you to access the support you may need.

Attn: Partner Agency Services
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
800 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23504

Feeding friends

Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-3027.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For more information, contact our

Federal Programs Manager at 757-627-6599 ext. 6298

or

Federal Programs Coordinator at 757-627-6599 ext. 4565