EMERGENCY FOODASSISTANCE

We serve approximately10,000 households per month,with 8 million pounds of food annually.


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (EFAP) is the largest supplemental food program the Food Bank operates. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) food commodities are distributed at 26 sites throughout Monterey County via tailgate distribution on a monthly basis.

Income Guidelines

To qualify to receive USDA food, families or individuals must certify that they live in the area served by the distribution and have incomes at or below these guidelines:

2020 Income Guidelines / Guias de Ingresos para el 2020

Household SizeMonthly Household IncomeAnnual Household Income
1$2,498.83$29,986.00
2$3,376.17$40,514.00
3$4,253.50$51,042.00
4$5,130.83$61,570.00
5$6,008.17$72,098.00
6$6,885.50$82,626.00
7$7,762.83$93,154.00
8$8,640.17$103,682.00
9$9,517.50$114,210.00
10$10,394.83$124,738.00
Over 10add $877.33 eachadd $10,528 each