County Human Services

The Emergency Food Assistance Program


Originally, The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) was initiated to distribute surplus commodities in government storage. Cheese, butter and corn meal were among the first commodities distributed. Currently, TEFAP foods include, but are not limited to canned fruits, juices, beef and pork, instant milk, dry pasta and baking mix.

Whenever surplus foods are allocated by the United States Department of Agriculture to Pennsylvania, they are re-allocated to each County Coordinating Agency based on poverty and unemployment levels in their respective areas.

York County TEFAP Provider:

Pennsylvania State Website on TEFAP: