The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works with food banks, like Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland (FAKH) to feed people experiencing poverty and food insecurity. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, the USDA put many of their requirements on hold so that families, individuals, and seniors struggling with the virus and its effect on our economy could receive the food assistance that they needed. One of those requirements was an income threshold or income guideline.
Now, as our country continues to recover economically from the pandemic, the USDA has reinstituted their income guidelines for both The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). With these guidelines back in place, FAKH is required to ask individuals seeking assistance at TEFAP and CSFP distributions questions about their monthly income and the number of people in their household.
For our most recent income guidelines please view our post 2023 USDA Income Guidelines.