USDA Approves ODJFS Request for Operations of Food Distribution

Posted on April 8, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services’ (ODJFS) request to operate the Disaster Household Distribution Program through April 30. 


Food packages will be distributed through Ohio’s network of foodbanks, with on-site pickup or drive-through pickup options.  


The program is run through the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) and works to feed hungry families more efficiently and safely in times of crisis like the COVID-19 outbreak. 


USDA’s approval will now allow foodbanks throughout Ohio to distribute more food across the state by removing administrative burdens, which will in turn make it easier for staff and volunteers at foodbanks to maintain social distancing protocols, keeping themselves and their clients safe.

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