USDA Foods Program

USDA Foods

Program Description

The USDA's Food and Nutrition Service is charged with administering the Food Distribution Program. Through the Food Distribution Program, USDA purchases foods through direct appropriations from Congress, and under surplus-removal and price-support activities. The foods are distributed to State agencies for use by School Food Authorities (SFA) participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). On the average, USDA foods make up 15 to 20 percent of the product served at participating agencies in the form of beef, pork, fish, poultry, dairy, fruits, vegetables, oil and grain. For more information, please contact: Laura Sime, (608) 267-9119, or Lynne Slack, (608) 266-2596 or Dino Ante, (608) 266-3615, or Jim Witecha, (608) 267-9283.


Annual USDA Foods Order New Program Information
Calendar Nutrition Fact Sheets - Brown Box and State Processed
Cheese Processing Program Ordering System
Commercial Distribution Policies and Procedures
Complaint Form Recall, Hold and Safety Information and Procedures
Direct Diversion Processing Storage and Delivery of USDA Foods
DoD - Fresh Produce Program Task Force
Financial Information Task Force - Recipes
Index Training
Mailings and Notices WI USDA Foods News


For questions about this information, contact Antonio Ante (608) 266-3615
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