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Food Distribution

Schools/CN USDA Foods Programs

Last Published: 02/22/2018

USDA's Schools/Child Nutrition Programs support American agricultural producers by providing cash reimbursements for meals served in schools, but also by providing nutritious, USDA-purchased food to the following nutrition programs:

USDA Food Options

USDA Foods are available to Child Nutrition Programs in three ways: direct delivery, USDA Foods Processing, and the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. The following resources provide more information on the foods available and the methods of distribution:

Program Resources

Background information, policy, and resources available for the administration of the Schools/Child Nutrition USDA Foods Programs.