Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) is a federal program that distributes food to low-income individuals in Yolo County. Foods are purchased by Yolo Food Bank through U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be distributed in the county through public distributions, food pantries, or given to agencies that prepare foods.
Products distributed through this program vary each month but often include non-perishable dry and canned goods, frozen proteins, and grains.
Currently, Yolo Food Bank provides monthly emergency food to approximately 1,500 low-income households at more than 38 locations, including the public distribution sites, food closets, and congregate feeding programs.
To qualify for this program, individuals must self certify that they meet income guidelines (English/Spanish) that have been determined by the State of California.
Participants can pick-up for up to five other recipients who are unable to attend the distribution. Alternates must complete a form below or have a signed note from the eligible recipient to authorize pick-up. All notes or forms must be submitted to the site volunteers in order to pick up for others. All notes should contain: date, written authorization for alternate to pick up, alternate’s name, recipient’s household size.