The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works with food banks, like Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) to help people experiencing poverty and food insecurity make ends meet.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) are monthly programs available to those experiencing hunger in our service area that fall within a certain income range. FAKH and our network of agency partners are required to ask individuals seeking assistance at TEFAP and CSFP distributions questions about their monthly income and the number of people in their household. The income self attest is a simple yes or no question, and no paperwork, paystub(s) or benefits statement(s) is required. However, proof of residency within the county offering the program, such as a Driver’s License or piece of mail is required.
Below is a graphic that shows the current USDA income guidelines. The graphic breaks down the monthly income limit for households having up to eight people. For households with more than eight people simply add $557 for each additional person to the monthly income limit.
For more information about our USDA Distributions and Programs, feel free to connect with our USDA and Senior Programs Coordinator Cristy Reynolds at (270)-769-6997 ext 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For other food resources, check our our Find Help page.