Food Distribution Program
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Last update 01/14/2013
Welcome to the Food Distribution Program Web page.
The Food Distribution Program distributes USDA donated foods to participating agencies: schools, child care agencies, charitable organizations, summer food service programs, and food banks.
On a quarterly basis, we will update these pages with information about USDA donated foods and let you know about cancellations and other changes that affect your donated foods.
If you think of any other information that may be of interest to everyone, please send it to us and we'll see if it can be included.
USDA Donated Foods News
USDA Awards Grants to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy of National School Meal Program Operations, Washington, August 18, 2011 — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced investments in the national school meal program that will protect taxpayer dollars while providing healthy school meals for low-income kids. The Administrative Review and Training Grants help states improve their operational accuracy in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. The grants highlight the work of states in improving the integrity and efficiency of program administration and delivery.
Read more.... USDA Awards Grants to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy of National School Mean Program Operations (United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service News Room, FNS Release No. 0003.11, Aug 18,2011).
USDA Announces Historic School Nutrition Improvements as Children Return to School, Washington, August 15, 2011 — Today, USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon hosted a conference call to highlight the historic school nutrition reforms and improvements that students and families will see in the new school year. The reforms, delivered through the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA), are improving the nutritional quality of school meals and bolstering the entire school environment. Concannon also announced that schools nationwide reached First Lady Michelle Obama's goal of 1,250 schools receiving HealthierUS School Challenge (HUSSC) honors for expanding nutrition and physical activity opportunities.
Read more.... USDA Announces Historic School Nutrition Improvements as Children Return to School (United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service News Room, FNS Release No. 0359.11, Aug 15,2011).
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