DHHS Food Distribution

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The Food Distribution Program distributes donated foods in Household and Child Nutrition Programs on behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture. Please visit the Food and Nutrition Service website for more information.


Child Nutrition Recipient Agency Agreement

The recipient agency agrees to the following terms and conditions which replace all previous food distribution agreements between DHHS and recipient agencies.
(a)   A recipient agency receiving donated foods under a USDA child nutrition program is required and agrees to:
           (1)  Ensure compliance with the applicable requirements in
                           (i)        7 CFR § 250;
                          (ii)        other Federal regulations referenced in 7 CFR § 250;
                         (iii)        USDA policies and instructions including FNS-113-1 (Civil Rights Compliance and Enforcement);
                         (iv)        DHHS’s written agreements with FNS;
                          (v)        DHHS contracts involving donated foods; and
              (vi)    DHHS Food Distribution policies and instructions.
(2)  Ensure compliance with all requirements relating to food safety and food recalls;
(3)  Utilize 100% of entitlement each year by requesting delivery of any combination of processed end products, DOD Fresh (NSLP only) and USDA products;
(4)  Update sponsor information in CNPweb whenever there are changes;
(5)  Pay all fees that are invoiced by DHHS Food Distribution within 15 days of the invoice date;
(6) Inform DHHS of donated food activities to be performed collectively with other recipient agencies; and
(7) Accept delivery of donated foods that have been requested by the recipient agency.
(b) This agreement is considered permanent and may be amended by DHHS Food Distribution at any time.
(c) This agreement may be terminated by either party, upon written notification to the other party, at least 60 days prior to the effective date of termination.
(d) This agreement may be terminated by DHHS Food Distribution for failure of the recipient agency to comply with any requirement, upon written notification to the recipient agency.

Value of USDA Foods Shipped by DHHS by School Year


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through Federal Relay Services at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.  To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter 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;
(2)     fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)     email: program.intake@usda.gov.
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