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.

Distributions continue the third Thursday of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Kenneth Catholic Church in Plymouth (in the gathering hall behind the church). The next distribution is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, 2020.

For information and to register, call the Plymouth Community United Way office at (734) 453-6879, ext. 5 or send an email to

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Michigan 2018 Income Eligibility Guidelines. Based on 200% of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. Effective May 8, 2018.

Household Size      Annual Income        Monthly Income      Weekly Income   
 1  $24,280  $2,023 $467 
 2  $32,920  $2,743 $633 
 3 $41,560  $3,463   $799
 4 $ 50,200  $4,183  $965
 5  $58,840  $4,903  $1,132
 6 $67,480  $5,623   $1,298
 7  $76,120  $6,343  $1,464
 8 $84,760  $7,063  $1,630
 For each additional family member add   $8,640  $720   $166

*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.


2020 Distribution Dates
Thursday, April 16
Thursday, May 21
Thursday, June 18
Thursday, July 16
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, September 17
Thursday, October 15
Thursday, November 19
Thursday, December 17

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

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Plymouth Community United Way

960 W. Ann Arbor Trail, Suite 2
Plymouth, MI  48170
Phone:  734-453-6879