Within USDA, the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Distribution Division is responsible coordinating and processing food orders received from State Distributing Agencies for USDA Foods. FNS also works closely with the other USDA partner agencies to acquire and distribute commodities Sates and recipient agencies participating in Food Distribution Programs:
- The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), which purchases beef, fish, pork, fruits and vegetable products, and poultry and egg products.
- The Farm Service Agency (FSA) Commodity Operations, which purchases dairy products and other processed products such as bakery mix, crackers, cornmeal, flour, fortified cereal, macaroni & cheese, peanut products, rice, shortening, and vegetable oils.
- The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), which ensures the safety of USDA commodities and issues product recalls for unsafe foods.
For additional information about ordering USDA Foods, please contact your State Distributing Agency or Indian Tribal Organization.