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Complete Food Distribution Program Handbook          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 1000: Introduction          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 2000: USDA Foods          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 3000: Eligibility and Application Requirements          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 4000: Allocations and Ordering           Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 5000: Receipts of USDA Foods          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 6000: Civil Rights          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 7000: Storing USDA Foods          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 8000: Inventory and Records          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 9000: Monitoring and Compliance           Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 10000: Processing          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 11000: Audits          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 12000: Use of USDA Foods in a Disaster          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 13000: Adverse Actions and Appeals          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 14000: Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms           Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 15000: Resources          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Section 16000: Policy Alerts and Notices          Food Distribution Program Handbook
Revision Notice          Food Distribution Program Handbook

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mail: 
U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or 
(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.
 
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