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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
103.4 Million Pounds

of USDA food for distribution to New York State food banks during the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, valued at $117.5 million.

22.1 Million Pounds

of fresh fruit and vegetables was distributed to schools from USDA’s contract with the Department of Defense, for the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year, valued at $29.5 million. 

$3.5 Million

committed by New York State schools for the USDA Pilot Project for Unprocessed Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

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

Fax: (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