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Click here to access the TEFAP Eligibility Form (Self-Attestation)

The Emergency Food Assistance Program – known as TEFAP – is a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing free nutritious, American-grown food.

Long Island Cares is a regular recipient of those food resources, which are funneled through New York State.

Reminder to all TEFAP Agencies – USDA requires that all programs that accept and use or distribute TEFAP commodities must attend Civil Rights training annually.   To register for upcoming training, click here. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Christine Warmuth @ 631-582-3663 ext. 111 or by email.


Not-for-profit organizations that receive over $750,000 per year in Federal awards for fiscal years beginning on or after January 1, 1990, are subject to OMB Circular A-133. To help you meet this requirement, Long Island Cares has prepared a statement showing all of the commodities received by your organization in 2020. This listing will show the item description, number of cases delivered, gross weight of items, and USDA value. This statement will be mailed to your organization.

Click here for more information on OMB Circular A-133. TEFAP regulations begin on page 99.

In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis or race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for 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:  http://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-3027 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:


US Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

Fax:  (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442

Email: [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.