USDA Information

The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributes USDA commodity products through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition at no cost. Participation is limited to emergency food pantries, soup kitchens open to the public and predominately serving low-income persons, and crisis response emergency shelters.

Authorized programs must follow required procedures and guidelines. Both the Food Bank and OKDHS conduct on-site reviews of facilities approved to help low-income individuals through the TEFAP commodities program.

For more information or to see how your agency can participate in the program, please contact Mikayla Demaree at 918-936-4514.

To register for USDA Training, please submit the USDA Training Registration Form and someone will reach out to you regarding the next training.