Chris Doyle, Program Coordinator
cdoyle@scda.sc.gov
803-734-0328

P.O. Box 11280
Columbia, SC 29211

 

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. USDA provides 100% American-grown USDA Foods and administrative funds to states to operate TEFAP.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating states and Indian Tribal Organizations to operate CSFP. Through CSFP, USDA distributes both food and administrative funds to participating states. CSFP food packages do not provide a complete diet, but rather are good sources of the nutrients typically lacking in the diets of the beneficiary population.

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works with food banks as the distributing agency for TEFAP and CSFP in South Carolina. SCDA does not determine individuals’ eligibility to receive these benefits.


View the TEFAP State Operations Manual


SC Food Banks & Counties Served

Harvest Hope

Lowcountry

TEFAP CSFP TEFAP CSFP
Calhoun Clarendon Beaufort Beaufort
Chester Darlington Berkley Berkley
Chesterfield Dillon Charleston Charleston
Clarendon Fairfield Colleton Dorchester
Darlington Florence Dorchester Georgetown
Dillon Greenville Georgetown Horry
Fairfield Kershaw Hampton Williamsburg
Florence Laurens Horry
Greenville Lee Jasper
Kershaw Lexington Williamsburg
Laurens Marion
Lee Marlboro
Lexington Orangeburg
Marion Richland
Marlboro Sumter
Newberry
Orangeburg
Richland
Saluda
Sumter

 

Golden Harvest

Second Harvest of Metrolina

TEFAP CSFP TEFAP CSFP
Aiken Allendale Abbeville Greenwood
Allendale Bamberg Anderson Lancaster
Bamberg Edgefield Cherokee Spartanburg
Barnwell McCormick Greenwood
Edgefield Lancaster
McCormick Oconee
Pickens
Spartanburg
Union
York

 


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.