Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA National Processing Agreement Starter Kit

Multi-state processors are required to apply for National Processing Agreement Program to process USDA Foods for state and recipient agencies. 

Resource | Regulations
PART 250—Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, Its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its Jurisdiction

The Department purchases foods and donates them to state distributing agencies for further distribution and use in food assistance programs, or to provide assistance to eligible persons.