The Alabama Food Bank Association works to end hunger by assisting the food bank network in obtaining more food and funds, fostering public awareness of the food banks’ mission, and creating partnerships to help alleviate hunger in Alabama.
There are too many children, seniors and working families experiencing hunger. To make sure people have access to the nutritious meals they need, when they need them, we’ve got to stay focused. Three policy priorities form the core of our advocacy work at the Food Bank.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
Participant Eligibility Requirements
Households must meet State eligibility criteria. Each state sets criteria for determining what households are eligible to receive food for home consumption. Income standards may, at the State’s discretion, be met through participation in other existing Federal, State, or local food, health, or welfare programs for which eligibility is based on income. States can adjust the income criteria in order to ensure that assistance is provided only to those households most in need. However, recipients of prepared meals are considered to be needy and are not subject to a means test.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/Food Stamps
Women, Infants, and Children