By law, the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and
Nutrition Service acquires agricultural commodities through price support
programs, surplus removal, and direct purchases from domestic markets. These
commodities are distributed through the USDA, Food Distribution Program to
improve the nutritional status of children and adults and to assist and
strengthen the American Agricultural market.
In Nevada, the Food
Distribution Program (FDP) is administered by the Department of Agriculture,
Food and Nutrition Division. The Nevada FDP provides
administrative support, storage and transportation for the distribution of
commodity foods to recipient agencies.
The Nevada FDP administers the
commodity assistance programs according to USDA regulations and state policies
as listed below.
The program provides basic and processed commodity foods
for the following:
All recipient agencies must be tax exempt and comply with USDA's nutritional
standards. Commodities are allocated according to a fair share basis based on
eligible reimbursable meals served.
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