The Commodity and Food Bank Programs provide food and non-food products to underprivileged individuals and families in the Purchase Area. Products are distributed through non-profit organizations such as needlines, food pantries, and community kitchens. These programs are funded federally through the US Department of Agriculture, shared maintenance donations from participating organizations, and public and private donations. We utilize three programs to supplement food and non-food items to the needy.
Feeding America: Donated Food/Grocery Distribution
Serves as the donated food and grocery provider for over 33 charities in the Purchase Region. Official Website
Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
This program works to improve the health of low-income elderly people at least 60 years of age; pregnant or breastfeeding women or other new mothers up to one year postpartum; infants; and children up to age six. Commodity Foods are purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture from national manufacturers. They are distributed nationwide to CSFP warehouses and packaged for distribution to participants such as you. Official Website
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
EFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Kentuckians by providing them with healthful foods at no cost. Under EFAP, commodity foods are made available to local agencies for distribution to needy households for use in preparing meals for home consumption, or to organizations that prepare and provide meals for the needy. Official Website
Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland: Donated Food/Grocery Distribution
The PADD is a proud Member of Feeding Kentucky (formerly the Kentucky Association of Food Banks). Please click the link below to get more information about the association. Official Website
For more information, please call 270.247.7171 or email us.