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.
Non-Discrimination Statement (May, 2022)
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 here, 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:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.