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.


These are the four USDA programs the Vermont Foodbank administers in Vermont:


The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

TEFAP is an agreement between the Vermont Foodbank and the USDA to distribute USDA food to 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.


Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

CSFP is a USDA nutrition program that offers free monthly nutrition information and nutritious foods to senior citizens. Click here for more info on CSFP.


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

CACFP plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for low-income children and elderly adults by making care more affordable. Click here for more info on CACFP.


Vermont Foodbank Commodity Supplemental Food Service Program

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