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Food Distribution

Manages the distribution of USDA donated foods to agencies throughout Virginia. Approximately $28 million in USDA foods is donated to Virginia's public and private schools. Other agencies receiving foods include hospitals, nursing homes, soup kitchens, elderly nutritional programs, correctional facilities, summer camps, and day care centers. Foods are also made available to food banks for distribution to low income households.

Contact us if you have questions about United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) donated foods in Virginia. We proudly support the Virginia agriculture industry and market Virginia products as well as USDA donated foods to institutional buyers such as public schools in Virginia. You can reach the Food Distribution Program staff here or find the regions of Virginia our Regional Commodity Managers (RCM) are responsible to oversee.

The economic benefit of USDA donated food programs administered by us to Virginia citizens and businesses has averaged $40.7 million over the last three fiscal years. The value of USDA contracts to procure foods grown or produced in Virginia has averaged $8 million over the same time period.

We hope you will check this page often for the latest news. Contact us if you have a product suitable for Virginia school food service programs.

Contact us:
Food Distribution
P.O. Box 1163 Richmond, VA 23218
804.786.3936 Fax 804.371.7788

Courier Service:
Oliver W. Hill Building on Capitol Square
102 Governor Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Direct deliveries are received at the Oliver W. Hill Building.
Special Announcements
USDA Foods Ordered

Inbound USDA food shipments for Virginia schools are available via Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM).

USDA Commodity Processing

Commercial food processors can convert bulk foods into more readily usable end products for school use.

How to Transfer USDA Foods

Forms are available in PDF format.

Important Links:

Facts about USDA Commodities
USDA's Commodity Food Network
WBSCM Ordering System

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