General Updates

Required TEFAP Training for Food Pantries

May 03, 2016

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will be hosting TEFAP training for all food pantry programs this June.  This training is required for all food pantry programs including programs currently using PantryTrak.  Each food pantry program must send a MINIMUM OF ONE staff member or volunteer to one of the seven available training sessions. 

Each session will cover compliance requirements for civil rights, USDA & State commodities, and PantryTrak.  In addition, the training will guide you through correctly completing the TEFAP form. Participants will receive the new 2016-2017 TEFAP form at the end of the session.  The new 2016-2017 TEFAP will be effective July 1, 2016.  All completed older versions of the form must be stored by the end of June 30, 2016.  Any blank versions of older forms must be destroyed.

This training is MANDATORY and will not count towards grant eligibility.  Any food pantry program failing to attend one of the trainings will be excluded from ordering USDA and State commodities. 

To register for one of the available trainings, go to: