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FOOD ASSISTANCE

Workers helping with the food bank

The Emergency Food Assistance Program

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program provided by Community Action of Allegan County that helps supplement the diets of individuals and families experiencing income challenges, by providing emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. This assistance is provided to eligible households and typically includes a provision of two common grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items that cover the major food groups.

Additional information is available by calling (269) 673-5472 extension 242.

The following months of distribution are:

MARCH
JUNE
SEPTEMBER
DECEMBER

Income Guidelines

Number in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6
Maximum Monthly Gross Income $2,430 $3,287 $4,143 $5,000 $5,857 $6,713

*For each additional family member, add $857.

Nutritional Programs for Senior Citizens


Home Delivered Meals

The Home Delivered Meals Program provides well-balanced meals for homebound seniors who are unable to prepare meals. Meals are prepared according to USDA nutritional requirements. Meals options include hot, cold or frozen meals. Pureed and soft, ground or chopped meals are available upon request. Every effort is made to meet individual dietary needs, but certain diet types may be unavailable. Daily delivery is available with the exception of weekends and holidays. Service is available to eligible seniors at no charge, although donations are encouraged. Please contact us at (269) 673-5472 extension 247 for additional information.

Project Fresh

Eligible participants 60 years-of-age and older, meeting income guidelines, receive $20 in vouchers to purchase locally grown fruits and vegetables from participating local farmers’ markets and roadside stands. Annual applications are available from May through October and subject to availability. Additional information is available by calling (269) 673-5472 extension 242.

Income Guidelines

Number in Household 1 2 3 4 Each additional
family member
add
Maximum Monthly Gross Income $2,095 $2,823 $3,550 $4,278 $728

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income older Americans and senior citizens who are at least 60-years-of-age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA foods. This program is distributed on the second Thursday of every month at Community Action’s office in Allegan at 323 Water Street, Allegan, MI 49010. For enrollment in this program, please contact us at (269) 673-5472 extension 242.

Income Guidelines

Number in Household 1 2 3 4 Each additional
family member
add
Maximum Monthly Gross Income $1,580 $2,137 $2,694 $3,251 $557

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

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 at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, 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:

  1. Mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. Fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For questions about this program, contact Community Action of Allegan County at (269) 673-5472 extension 242.