Saginaw County Community Action Center

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

  • A quarterly distribution program that is income-based (200% of federal poverty guideline), and funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
  • The food in this program is designed to supplement normal groceries, not as a substitution of grocery shopping altogether.
  • Food is picked up at 2824 Perkins Street, Saginaw, MI 48601.
Eligibility criteria are:
  • Income at, or below, 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click to View Dollar Amounts
To apply for service, contact Food and Nutrition Manager, ext. 206
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Urban Gardening Program

This program provides residents the opportunity to grow nutritious food gardens. Saginaw CAC will till garden area and provide seeds for up to 55 gardens in the community. Garden preparation starts late Spring, depending on weather.

Eligibility criteria are:
  • Income at, or below, guideline. CLICK HERE to see guidelines for this program.

  • Resident of Saginaw County

To apply for service, bring:
  • Proof of residency (State issued I.D.) for all adults residing in household
  • Social Security cards for all household members
  • Proof of income for most recent 3 months
      • Employment check paystubs
      • Child support
      • Unemployment statement
      • Social Security statement
      • Bank Statements ARE NOT accepted
    • If you, or anyone in your household, receives food stamps (FAP) benefit, documentation MUST BE provided

Need further information or assistance?

Give us a call at 989-753-7741 ext. 206

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