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TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grant Resources  Minimize 
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Materials can be ordered by clicking the link: TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grant Order Form. Order materials to start promoting TEFAP in your community today! Materials are available at no cost and will help encourage potential TEFAP participants to contact their local food banks to confirm eligibility.

Download Digital Resources
Use the links below to download materials for promoting the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in your community today.
Logo and Brand Guidelines: The TEFAP logo (PNG and JPEG) should be utilized on any resource created under the TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grant funds. There is a horizontal and vertical logo variation provided. Each logo also comes in black or white text. An excerpt from the F&N Style Guide is provided to ensure proper brand guidelines are followed. If you have questions about proper usage or need to confirm resolution, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
 
Program Poster: Display posters (11” x 17”) at local businesses and organizations so participants will know about the program and how contact their nearest food bank. Suggested locations include libraries, churches, hospital lobbies, doctors' offices, post offices, housing authorities, social service agencies, coffee shops, gas stations, Salvation Army and Goodwill locations. Make sure you receive business owners’ approval before you hang the posters. Spanish Program Posters Here.

 
Parent Card with Bookmark Attached: Distribute these cards to let parents and other participants know about the program. The cards can also be used by local shop owners as take-a-ways on counters and near cash registers, including at libraries since there is a bookmark attached. Parent cards (6” x 8" total resource size, bookmark 2” x 8"). Spanish Parent Card with Bookmark Attached Here.
Know Before You Go One Pager: This resource (8.5” x 11") was developed with the help of Food Banks who responded to survey questions about their processes. Commonalities among those surveys were recognized and this resource was created. This resource is to help alleviate participant fears and set expectations for food receival. Spanish Know Before You Go One Pager Here.
Website Banners: Customize your or your community partners webpage by downloading the web banners and placing one on your website. Connect visitors to a webpage specific to your TEFAP activities or have your partners upload the image and link it to your organization’s homepage. The banners can be used across social media platforms as well. Spanish Website Banners Here.
 
Website Button: Use this web button to direct participants to your website or community partner pages. You can also utilize this button in a social media post to gain followers and direct viewers to your website. Available in static and animated versions. Animated version coming soon. Make sure to tag #TEFAPAction on all social media posts. Pass along the hashtag to your community partners too!
 
Social Media:  Utilize these social media ads to increase awareness of TEFAP offerings at your food bank. Provide them to your community partners to help spread the word! Make sure to tag #TEFAPAction on all social media post. Pass along the hashtag to your community partners too! Spanish Animated Ads Coming Soon.
 

Social Media Support Packet and Images #1, #2, #3 and #4: The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Social Media Support Packet provides photos, post copy, best practices and a campaign schedule to help increase community awareness of your food bank and the program.

Webpage Assistance ToolkitThis document provides a foundation for building a page on your website for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) . You will also find quick tips to boost your website traffic and acknowledge partners. Everything should be customized to reflect your organization’s operations.

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TDA Quarterly Call- TEFAP/CSFP October 20, 2022 - Get the latest USDA Foods updates for the Emergency Food Assistance Program and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
 
TEFAP Private Companies Distribution TEFAP Private Companies Distribution - The Texas Department of Agriculture has the discretion to allow Contracting Entities to utilize a for-profit company to provide home delivery of TEFAP foods if certain conditions are met.

Foods Availability
PY23 TEFAP USDA Foods Availability List 

Annually USDA updates its Foods Availability List (FAL) for the new program year. Participating Food Banks can utilize this document to help strategize and plan their ordering processes for the new program year.



TEFAP & CSFP Financial Resource FAQ TEFAP & CSFP Financial Resource FAQ - This FAQ answers questions like how to use the Pounds Distributed Method to determine indirect cost rate, what pounds should be included in the TEFAP calculation, what can be excluded from the adjusted total pounds calculation, and more.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.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:

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
 
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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