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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the USDA commodity food program a federal program?
This federal program serves all 50 states and is administered by the Food and Nutrition Services agency. State agencies typically deliver the food to local agencies for distribution to qualified applicants – and there’s likely one near you! What is the USDA Commodity Food List?
What is a harvest of recipes using USDA Foods?
A Harvest of Recipes Using USDA Foods is a collection of delicious recipes adapted from regional and traditional ones submitted by tribal members, and new ones we created. These recipes meet the latest recommendations from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
What is the USDA indigenous food sovereignty initiative?
The USDA Indigenous Food Sovereignty Initiative promotes traditional food ways, Indian Country food and agriculture markets, and Indigenous health through foods tailored to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) dietary needs.
What are food distribution recipes?
The common denominator of the Food Distribution recipes is the focus on USDA Foods products, which are often lower in sodium, sugar, and fat than their commercial counterparts.