Hunger Solutions Minnesota partners with the USDA, the Minnesota Department of Human Services-Office of Economic Opportunity, food banks and food shelves to administer Minnesota’s TEFAP program. The Emergency Food Assistance Program distributes over 10 million pounds of food to food shelves and on-site meal programs across Minnesota.


Use the tools below to learn more about TEFAP. If you have further questions please call 651-789-9846 for help.



USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and Minnesota partners talk about TEFAP

How TEFAP works in Minnesota

How is TEFAP funded?

How are products ordered and delivered?

What are entitlement and bonus commodities?

TEFAP Legal Requirements

TEFAP Agency Requirements

Client intake

Receiving and storing food

Data reporting

What to expect at a TEFAP monitoring visit

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