The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Food Distribution Program provides economic support to West Virginia school-age children and to those in need through distribution of USDA Commodity Foods. USDA Foods help support American farmers, helping keep local agriculture strong and stimulating economy. USDA Foods are 100% American grown and meet the highest safety and nutrition standards. Ongoing updates are made to ensure that all USDA foods meet the dietary guidelines for Americans, including reduced levels of fats, sodium, and sugars.
As the USDA Commodity Foods Distribution Center for West Virginia, we are responsible for receipt, storage, and statewide distribution and delivery of USDA Foods as well as administrative management and oversight. Throughout the School Year, the center receives an average of 6,500 cases of USDA Foods weekly. We deliver an average of 250,000 cases annually, with a value of over $7 million. Commodity foods are delivered to all 55 county school systems, two food banks who serve approximately 400 food pantries, and more than 100 other agencies across West Virginia.
To contact the Food Distribution Program call 304-558-0573.