Community Action, Inc. Announces Food Assistance Services

May 10, 2018
Contact: Beth Tallon
Public Relations Manager
Office: (608) 313-1319
Community Action, Inc.
20 Eclipse Center.
600 Henry Ave. Beloit, WI 53511

Community Action, Inc. announces food assistance services available in both Rock and Walworth counties.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). TEFAP is a supplemental food assistance program that is designed to work in combination with other assistance programs in efforts to maximize and target limited food and funding resources. Community Action, Inc. is one of 16 Emergency Feeding Organizations (EFOs) administering the distribution of TEFAP commodities to food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. The program is supported by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS).

(See food pantry locations in the attached PDF of this press release.)

If your organization is interested in learning more about participating in the TEFAP program in Rock and Walworth Counties, or would like to find out how your food pantry can benefit, please contact: Judy Madsen, 1545 Hobbs Drive, Delavan, WI 53115, or call (262) 728-8296 ext. 202 or (800) 424-8297.

Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Provider. For discrimination complaints’ concerning Wisconsin’s protected classes, first contact the regional TEFAP Coordinator, Judy Madsen, at the contact information listed above. If the issue cannot be resolved, contact the TEFAP Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services, Division of Public Health, 1 W. Wilson Street, PO Box 8916, Madison, WI 53708 or call (608) 267-9071. For discrimination complaints concerning federally protected classes, write to: Regional Director, Civil Rights / EEO, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., FL 20, Chicago, IL 60604-3591 or call (312) 353-3353.

About Community Action

Community Action, Inc. (CAI) is a not-for-profit organization offering programs to fight poverty in Rock and Walworth Counties. Community Action develops and implements a broad range of services across our two-county area including: child care, pre-school and school age programs, affordable housing, at-risk youth programs, weatherization, community organizing and development, a homeless shelter, health care, and the Temporary Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). We are a funded partner of United Way Blackhawk Region and United Way Walworth County. Details at or

You can view a PDF version of this press release here. 

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