Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund

The Qualified Emergency Food Agencies Fund (QEFAF) is a special fund designated by the Utah State Legislature for qualified emergency food agencies in Utah.

A qualified emergency food agency is an organization that:

  1. Has a current charitable solicitation permit
  2. Is a 501(c)(3), an association of governments, or a food pantry operated by a municipality
  3. Operates a program with the primary purpose to distribute food and food ingredients directly to low-income persons or to warehouse and distribute food to other organizations providing food and food ingredients to low-income persons.

Eligible activities - distributions received from QEFAF must be expended by qualified agencies only for purposes related to:

  • Warehousing food and food ingredients
  • Distributing food and food ingredients to other agencies and organizations providing food and food ingredients to low-income persons
  • Providing food and food ingredients directly to low-income persons.

Eligible agencies are encouraged to apply. Contact the State Community Services Office at 801-468-0107 or rmwilkinson@utah.gov for more information.