2017 Peak Partner Highlights
Thank you for partnering with us to provide almost 50
million meals to our hungry neighbors! Here are a few highlights from our
Community Food Bank in Grand Junction,
our 2017 Peak Partner Award winner, now has a 3-door commercial freezer, thanks
in part to the $1,000 Peak Partner award, enhancing their ability to serve
their community on the Western Slope.
We released the first annual community impact reports to share the tremendous
difference all our partner agencies make for those struggling with hunger.
Our partner agencies that reached the highest, Mt. Elbert level were invited to attend a special
breakfast recognizing their exemplary leadership and community impact.
These agencies reached Mt. Elbert status by going above and
beyond in the way they assist their clients and oversee their food distribution
We’re grateful for
all our partners and look forward to working with everyone to reach new heights
in 2018! If you’d like to learn how to achieve Mt. Elbert status or
increase your Peak Partner ranking, we’re here to help. Please contact our
agency relations team to discuss ideas for your program.
Rolling Out Meals with Our Mobile Pantry
you know our mobile pantries distribute food to clients based on self-declared
need? If you have clients who need additional help, refer
them to our mobile pantry program. Visit our website to access the pantry zip
to earn VIP credit for your agency? We’re always looking for
volunteers at our mobile panty distribution sites. Come meet our two new drivers, Doug and Andy,
and share the gift of time! Colin
Fitzgerald can answer your questions, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEFAP Common Findings during
Management Evaluations: Part 2
Display the Notice of Beneficiary Rights, maintain complete
records for each household and use the most current application. Detailed information below.
Written Notice of Beneficiary Rights Not
Policy Memo FD-138: Written
Notice and Referral Requirements for Beneficiaries Receiving TEFAP and CSFP
Benefits from Religious Organizations: Organizations, inclusive of all
recipient agencies and local agencies certifying potential beneficiaries and
providing TEFAP and CSFP benefits to participants, must provide the written
notice, per the program specific requirements described below, to applicants
prior to the time they enroll in the program or receive services from such
ERA’s must display the Written
Notice of Beneficiary Rights in a client visible area if associated with a
Incomplete TEFAP Applications
7 CFR 251.10 (3): Each distribution site must collect and
maintain on record for each household receiving TEFAP commodities for home
consumption, the name of the household member receiving commodities, the
address of the household (to the extent practicable), the number of persons in
the household, and the basis for determining that the household is eligible to
receive commodities for home consumption.
All agencies must complete all
fields of the TEFAP Eligibility Application for each household, training their
agency staff in the certification process, and complete and document
certification for each applicant prior to distributing USDA foods.
Outdated TEFAP Applications
TEFAP Policy & Procedure
Manual Section VI.B.1: ERAs will use the most current version of
Form FDP-CO-100, “TEFAP Eligibility Application” to document household
signatures and eligibility criteria….
All ERA’s must implement the
current TEFAP Eligibility Application dated 4/10/17 v.1.
We’re looking for a new warehouse person. Visit our website for complete job
description and please share with clients who may be looking for employment!
into Wellness – Free Resource from Healthy Child Care Colorado
Raising healthy children is no easy task. You can obtain
valuable knowledge and tools at training sessions, being offered at no cost, by
Healthy Child Care Colorado. There are
multiple sessions, addressing several important topics, being held in both
Denver and Loveland. Register today and
become better equipped to support the special young people in your life.
Express shuts down at the end of the day on January 26. Orders can
be picked up through January 29. We’ll
be closed for half-year inventory on January 30 & 31.Agency Express will
reopen at 6:00 AM on February 1. Make
sure to plan for these closures.
The 2018 Calendar is now available.
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