Emergency Food Assistance (TEFAP)

Kelly Merritt

DFS Program Analyst

(307) 886-9232

TEFAP works with DFS to get commodities to soup kitchens, food banks or other organizations helping low-income people. Food is collected at a distribution center in Casper and taken to more than 40 organizations statewide to help needy people.

A list of community food banks and soup kitchens receiving TEFAP commodities, their addresses and distribution information can be found by clicking Wyoming TEFAP List

For additional information, please contact Kelly Merritt at (307) 886-9232, Extension 23 or e-mail him at kelly.merritt@wyo.gov.

TEFAP is a USDA program that makes commodity foods available to food banks for distribution to income-eligible individuals and families. 

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