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 PartnersClick here for more info on TEFAP.



3SquaresVT helps Vermonters stretch their food budgets and put three square meals a day on their tables. Click here for more info on 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.  Click here for more info on CSFP.


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.  Click here for more info on CACFP.

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