Federal Nutrition Programs
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), provides a number of programs to help ensure the food security of all Americans. FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet and nutrition education through their nutrition programs.
TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is an agreement for distribution of USDA foods between the Vermont Foodbank and Network Partners.
SFSP (Summer Food Service Program)
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a USDA-reimbursed program that is sponsored by organizations and food banks throughout the nation and provides food-insecure children with free, nutritious meals during the summer months when school is not in session.
3SquaresVT helps Vermonters stretch their food budgets and put three square meals a day on their tables. With a new name and expanded eligibility, more Vermonters than ever may qualify for 3SquaresVT.
CSFP (Commodity Supplemental Food Program)
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) is a USDA nutrition program that offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods.
CACFP (Child and Adult Care Food Program)
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families.