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USDA Food Distribution

Our mission at the Division of Food Distribution is to manage all USDA foods received by New York State.
Food Distribution Highlights
Food Distribution at Work
42.6 Million Pounds

of USDA food for distribution to New York State food banks during the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, valued at $113.5 million.

42.5 Million Pounds

of fresh fruit and vegetables was distributed to schools from USDA’s contract with the Department of Defense, for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, valued at $59.5 million. 

$3.5 Million

committed by New York State schools for the USDA Pilot Project for Unprocessed Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the 2021-2022 School Year.

Non-Discrimination Statement

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:


U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

Email: [email protected]


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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Division of Food Distribution
93 Broadway
Menands, NY 12204

Phone: (518) 474-5122
Fax: (518) 486-5660