Emergency Food Assistance

Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Each household must meet one of the following household income eligibility criteria to be potentially eligible to receive an allocation of commodity foods at any scheduled distribution. 

  • Participation in any of the following federal or state programs:
    • Colorado works (with copy of award letter)
    • Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
    • Old Age Pension (OAP)
    • Aid to the Needy Disabled (AND)
    • Aid to the Blind (AB)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
    • Medicaid Eligible Foster Children
    • Electric Benefit Transfer (EBT) (with copy of award letter)
  • Household containing Foster Children as defined in Staff Manual, Volume VII (7,708.1). Family size will be based only on the number of Medicaid eligible foster children living in the household.
  • Household “Gross” monthly income declared by the household at or prior to the scheduled distribution shall not exceed the following income guidelines (2013):
Household Size Gross Monthly Income
1 $ 1,800
2 $ 2,426
3 $ 3,051
4 $ 3,677
5 $ 4,303
6 $ 4,929
7 $ 5,555
8 $ 6,181
For each additional family member add $626

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN PERSON BY THE INDIVIDUAL APPLYING FOR SERVICES

To complete an application, please bring the following items:

  • Colorado Picture ID
  • Verification of Correct Address

To:

2631 East 4th Street,
Pueblo, CO 81001

Monday through Thursday ~ 7:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Friday ~ 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Attention:
Rochelle Cruz (583-6313)
Mary Espinoza (583-4991)
 

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint filing cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

 

 

El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (por sus siglas en inglés “USDA”) prohíbe la discriminación contra sus clientes, empleados y solicitantes de empleo por raza, color, origen nacional, edad, discapacidad, sexo, identidad de género, religión, represalias y, según corresponda, convicciones políticas, estado civil, estado familiar o paternal, orientación sexual, o si los ingresos de una persona provienen en su totalidad o en parte de un programa de asistencia pública, o información genética protegida de empleo o de cualquier programa o actividad realizada o financiada por el Departamento. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplicarán a todos los programas y/o actividades laborales).

Si desea presentar una queja por discriminación del programa de Derechos Civiles, complete el USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (formulario de quejas por discriminación del programa del USDA), que puede encontrar en internet en http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, o en cualquier oficina del USDA, o llame al (866) 632-9992 para solicitar el formulario. También puede escribir una carta con toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Envíenos su formulario de queja completo o carta por correo postal a U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, por fax al (202) 690-7442 o por correo electrónico a program.intake@usda.gov.

Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas, o con discapacidad del habla pueden contactar al USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service (Servicio federal de transmisión) al (800) 877-8339 o (800) 845-6136 (en español).  El USDA es un proveedor y empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.