Agencies of USDA help in many ways in a
disaster, but perhaps the most immediate is to ensure that
people have enough to eat. There are many concerns following a
storm, earthquake, civil disturbance, flood or other disaster,
but none is more important than providing food in areas where
people may find themselves suddenly, and often critically, in
need. Through its Food and Nutrition Service, USDA assists
in three ways:
commodity foods for shelters and other mass feeding sites.
Distributes commodity food packages directly to households
emergency SNAP benefits.
For more information about the FD Disaster Assistance Program
and how it works, please click on the link below: