The Emergency Food Assistance Program

*If you are a recipient of TEFAP and have questions about changes due to COVID-19, please contact our office. The location has changed and precautions are changing monthly. We are calling all recipients monthly. If you have not heard from us, we most likely do not have the correct number or do not have a phone number on file. Thank you!


The Emergency Food Assistance Program, TEFAP, provides low-income Plymouth and Northville residents with supplemental items that are primarily canned and non-perishable.

All recipients must be preregistered. This is a supplemental food program so it may be used in addition to other assistance programs. Bridge Card holders automatically qualify but need to register. Recipients not currently on governmental assistance (food stamps, ADC, and general) need to provide documentation including proof of income, residence (Plymouth or Northville), and the number of household members before receiving food on distribution days.

Food distributions are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at The City of Plymouth Cultural Center Ice Arena.

525 Farmer St, Plymouth, MI 48170

For information and to register, contact the Plymouth Community United Way office.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Michigan 2020 Income Eligibility Guidelines. Based on 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Effective April 1, 2020.

Household Size Annual Income Monthly Income    Weekly Income   
1 $27,180 $2,265 $523
2  $36,620 $3,052 $704
3 $46,060 $3,838 $886
4 $55,500  $4,625  $1,067
5  $64,940  $5,412  $1,249
6 $74,380 $6,198  $1,430
For each additional family member add: $9,440 $787 $182

*In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339, or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

2022 Distribution Dates

Thursday, June 16

Thursday, July 21

Thursday, August 18

Thursday, September 15

Thursday, October 20

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, December 15

If you, your group, company or organization is interested in volunteering at TEFAP, please contact the Plymouth Community United Way. Volunteers are needed each month from 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM.

Phone: (734) 453-6879 | email: