The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP): Eligibility and Income Guidelines

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Wisconsin households are eligible to receive commodities at participating food pantries if the total gross income for the household does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level. Eligibility is based on self-declared income. There are no income eligibility criteria for persons who voluntarily seek meals at soup kitchens or homeless shelters.

Household Size

Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $1,926 $23,107
2 $2,607 $31,284
3 $3,288 $39,461
4 $3,970 $47,638
5 $4,651 $55,815
6 $5,333 $63,992
7 $6,041 $72,169
8 $6,695 $80,346
9 $7,377 $88,523
10 $8,058 $96,700

For all households with more than 10 people, add $666 per additional person for monthly income or $7,992 per additional person for annual income.

 

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Last Revised: March 1, 2019