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Resource | Legislation

PL 88-525 - Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | Product Information

Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Oils

This page  includes links to all the household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the oils food group. 

Resource | Product Information

Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets and Recipes

This page displays product information sheets for USDA Foods available to households through the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). Staff who operate USDA Foods programs and participants often use this information to help prepare healthy meals. Each product information sheet includes a description of the USDA Foods product, storage tips, nutrition facts, and recipes that use the product.

Resource | Fact Sheets

CSFP Fact Sheet

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of Feb. 6, 2014, can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules.

Resource | Legislation

PL 110–234 - Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 115–334, Enacted Dec. 20, 2018]
To provide for the continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes. 

PL 110–234
Resource | Legislation

PL 93-86 - Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973

[As Amended Through PL 115–334, Enacted Dec. 20, 2018]
The Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 authorizes CSFP and mandates an administrative grant per assigned caseload slot to be adjusted each fiscal year to reflect inflation.

PL 93-86
Resource | Legislation

PL 98–92 - Emergency Food Assistance Act of 1983

[As Amended Through PL 115–334, Enacted Dec. 20, 2018]
Making appropriations to provide productive employment for hundreds of thousands of jobless Americans, to hasten or initiate federal projects and construction of lasting value to the nation and its citizens, and to provide humanitarian assistance to the indigent for fiscal year 1983, and for other purposes. 

PL 98–92
Resource | Product Information

Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Other

This page includes USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the "other" category of USDA Foods available in the household programs. 

Resource | Fact Sheets

FDPIR Program Fact Sheet

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) provides USDA Foods to income-eligible households living on Indian reservations, and to American Indian households residing in approved areas near reservations or in Oklahoma.