The mission of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Distribution Program is to strengthen the nation’s nutrition safety net by providing food and nutrition assistance to school children and families; and support American agriculture by distributing high quality, 100 percent American-grown USDA Foods. In Connecticut, the USDA Food Distribution Program for school nutrition programs and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered through the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).
- Overview of USDA Foods Program in Connecticut (CSDE)
- School Recipient Agency Processing Handbook: A Guide to USDA Foods for Recipient Agencies (ACDA)
- The Truck Stops Here (CSDE Presentation from SNACT 2016 Fall Conference)
- Thinking Outside of the Brown Box with USDA Foods (CSDE Presentation from SNACT 2018 USDA Foods Seminar)
Nondiscrimination Statements (USDA and CSDE)