Food Bank Resources

COVID-19 Guidance

With the end of the Public Emergency Declaration coming in May, TDA will be gradually retiring the COVID-19 Response pages. Current resources such as statewide webinar links, FAQs, and links to additional funding (for example, Supply Chain Assistance funds), will remain on these pages until they can be incorporated into a more permanent space on SquareMeals. TDA will announce the move of any current resources on this page and in newsletters.
COVID-19 Intake Forms

TDA is requiring all program operators utilizing COVID-19 waivers to submit information to USDA regarding waiver usage. Refer to this page to identify which forms are required based on your program and elected waivers.

Summer 2023 Operations FAQ (UPDATED 05/26/2023) School Year
2022-2023 FAQ
(UPDATED 02/08/2023)
Operations PY 2022-2023 (UPDATED 02/17/2023)

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Food Bank CFO Update
Use of CARES Act and FFCRA, processing claims, procedures and more. Watch the video here.

Civil Rights Training Resources

Below are two resources that summarize states’ Civil Rights obligations when interacting with customers and providing services to all potentially eligible and program participants. These documents should be disseminated to appropriate staff and volunteers during this time. Note that these documents do not serve as a replacement for the annual training requirement. Contracting entities should make every effort to ensure that staff receive proper training as soon as possible.

TEFAP Operations at School Sites

If a Food Bank is operating TEFAP at a school campus that is also offering meals please email TDA at

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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:, 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:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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