Emergency Food Assistance Program

EFAP is a Federal program that supplements the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods are purchased at the national level and made available to state agencies to distribute.  States then provide the food to local agencies that have been selected to distribute commodities in their region.  The Yolo Food Bank distributes EFAP commodities in Yolo County.

Products distributed through this program vary each month but often include non-perishable goods, frozen proteins, fresh produce and grains.  Currently, Yolo Food Bank provides monthly emergency food to approximately 2,500 low-income households at more than 32 locations, including the Food Bank, food closets, and congregate feeding programs.

To qualify for this program, individuals must self certify that they meet income guidelines that have been determined by the State of California.

Alternate Pick-Up Forms 

Participants can pick-up for up to three other recipients who are unable to attend the distribution. Alternates must complete a form below or 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.

Alternate Pick-Up Form (English) 

Alternate Pick-Up Form (Spanish) 

*Recipients are asked to attend only one site per month and bring bag or container to their distribution. ​

EFAP April Schedule

For more information please contact:

Zane HatfieldAgency Relations Coordinator


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