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USDA Foods Disaster Assistance

As part of the National Response Framework, the FNS Food Distribution Division has the primary responsibility of supplying food to disaster relief organizations such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army for mass feeding or household distribution. Disaster organizations request food and nutrition assistance through state agencies that run USDA’s nutrition assistance programs. State agencies notify USDA of the types and quantities of food that relief organizations need for emergency feeding operations.

Distributing Agency Disaster Resources

For more information about Disaster Assistance available in your area, please contact your state agency.

Page updated: September 05, 2023