Food Distribution Program for Child Nutrition Programs
Helps stabilize the agricultural market and provides wholesome foods to children participating in Child Nutrition Programs
All schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to receive USDA-donated food. The USDA's Food Distribution Program (FDP) supports American agricultural producers by providing nutritious, USDA-purchased food to nutrition programs in public schools, charter and private schools and residential child care institutions.

Additional Tools and Resources
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TX - Inventory Management Tools 
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CE Warehouse Inventory Dashboard
Designed to assist in monitoring and tracking Allocations and Shipments. Provides tables to represent monthly and cumulative balances. Trends and storage type are illustrated by graphs to better utilize commodities.
Further Processing Inventory Dashboard
Designed to offer a State perspective in evaluating USDA Foods for further processing inventory levels. Displays processing account balances with  usage rates separated into eight categories. User can identify high inventory levels for further evaluation of usage compliance. Processor monthly inventory levels are determined by School District usage rates.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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