The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution or USDA Foods Program provides foods such as protein foods, fruit and vegetables, poultry and eggs, nuts, grains, oils and cheese to eligible Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Public and private schools, Residential Child Care Institutions (RCCIs), and approved state agencies that participate in the National School Lunch Program are eligible to receive foods purchased by USDA. Sponsors participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) may also receive USDA foods as well as some Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) institutions.
There are no current food recalls.
View the Food Safety - Holds and Recalls webpage for information regarding recalls and how to proceed when a recall is issued.
Administering USDA Foods
- Program Application and Requirements
- Communication and Updates from CNS
- DoD Fresh and USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pilot
- Ordering and Receiving