What is USDA?

The USDA program is an absolutely free way for agencies to provide healthy, nutritious products to needy families.

Where does the food come from?

The USDA purchases food from vendors in bulk, including processing and packaging, and distributes that food to States across the country. Those States, in turn, disburse that food to Foodbanks.  Our Foodbank provides USDA products to agencies so that they can distribute said products at the local level. The amount of food received by each State depends on the State’s low-income and unemployed population.

Who can receive the food?

This program specifically targets low-income families and individuals through eligibility requirements which ensure that their income is below the poverty level. Recipients can only receive USDA once per month.

What do I need to join?

The requirements to become a part of the USDA program include;

  1. Completing a program application.
  2. Having sanitary, secure storage for food.
  3. Transportation to pick up your USDA food at the Foodbank.
  4. Maintaining client applications.
  5. Maintaining monthly inventory reports.

No membership or application fees are required in order to join.

Who can I contact for more information?

If your organization is interested in participating in the USDA program, please contact Allison Kehoe at 757-596-7188 Ext. 110 or, for more program information click here.

 This organization is an equal opportunity provider.