Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program
The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides all enrolled students
in participating elementary schools with a variety of free fresh fruits and
vegetables throughout the school day—separate from the lunch or breakfast meal
in one or more areas of the school. The program’s main goal is to combat
childhood obesity by helping students learn more about healthful eating habits.
The USDA administers the program at the federal level, and OSPI administers
the program at the state level. Participating schools receive reimbursement of
the cost of offering free fresh fruits and vegetables to students throughout the
school day. In school year 2013–2014, $3.3 million was distributed to Washington
schools participating in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.
- Award Recipients
- Fiscal, Claims and Reimbursement
- Program Materials and Required Documents
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 the Federal Relay Service 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: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.