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Food Distribution

USDA Foods Processing

Last Published: 09/10/2018

Processing of donated foods allows State Distributing Agencies and eligible Recipient Agencies such as school districts to contract with commercial food processors to convert raw bulk USDA foods into more convenient, ready-to-use end products.

Processing Resources

Below is guidance and information for State Distributing Agencies, eligible Recipient Agencies, and commercial processors regarding the review and approval of a USDA National Processing Agreement (NPA). For more information, please contact NPA@fns.usda.gov.

National Processing Agreement