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Integrity and Fraud

To protect your children, and others who receive the nutrition benefits of these programs, all meal service sites must meet state and local health and safety codes. If you have questions about the meals or snacks that are served, contact your state agency.

Misuse of program funds, issuance of benefits to households who are not entitled to them, or denial of benefits to those who deserve them, lead to significant losses in program dollars and public confidence. If you are concerned that program funds are misused, contact USDA:

USDA Hotline

Office of Inspector General
Post Office Box 23399
Washington, D.C. 20026-3399

Tel (202) 690-1622
Toll Free (800) 424-9121
TDD (202) 690-1202
Page updated: January 23, 2023