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 current income status and self-declared eligibility for participation. 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 $1,815 $21,775
2 $2,456 $29,471
3 $3,097 $37,167
4 $3,739 $44,863
5 $4,380 $52,559
6 $5,021 $60,255
7 $5,663 $67,951
8 $6,304 $75,647
9 $6,945 $83,343
10 $7,587 $91,039
For all households with more than 10 people, add $7,511 per additional person.
Last Revised: February 24, 2015