The Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools to use USDA Foods entitlement dollars to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense. In school year (SY) 1994-1995, the program began as a pilot in eight states; $3.2 million of produce was delivered to schools. Today, schools in 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam participate in the program, with more than $100 million in anticipated purchases during SY 2012-2013. DoD Fresh allocations may be changed throughout the year and USDA does not impose a cap on the amount of entitlement used through this program.
- About DOD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program This document provides history of the program and information about current operations
- Farm to school state contacts This site provides a farm to school contact for every state.
- FFAVORS Web The web-based Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order/Receipt System is the ordering mechanism for the DoD Fresh program.
- DoD Fresh Contract Information This list provides information on all current Defense Logistics Agency contracts that service schools. The information offers the timing for the contracts and the DLA contact responsible for the contract.
- Using DoD Fresh for Local Produce Purchases – USDA Farm to School Fact Sheet
- DoD Fresh: The Basics Webinar - This webinar reviews the nuts and bolts of the DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.