Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies administers two programs for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA): the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
The National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
TEFAP is a federally and state funded program designed to distribute food commodities, also known as USDA foods. The Wyoming Department of Family Services has been designated by the Governor as the State distributing agency under the Code of Federal Regulations, allowing Wyoming to receive, store, distribute and account for food commodities provided to Wyoming by the USDA.
Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies contracts with the Wyoming Department of Family Services to deliver the food received by the State. Partner agencies in all 23 counties distribute TEFAP product. Product varies month-to-month and can include canned fruits and vegetables, starches such as rice or potatoes, juice, cereal, frozen meat and fresh produce. There is no charge to participate and all food is free to qualifying agencies.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement – last modified 10/23/14
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal and, where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities and wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).
Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.