The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Distribution Program (FDP) is designed to improve the diets of program participants and support agriculture through removing surplus food and supporting farmers. State distributing agencies (SDA) receive the food to distribute to eligible organizations such as schools, child and adult day care centers, residential child care institutions and charitable institutions.
The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Commodity Distribution Unit (CDU) serves as the state distributing agency for USDA commodity foods. The Commodity Distribution Unit receives and stores USDA commodity foods and then distributes the foods to recipient agencies (RAs).
This handbook is designed to present the program in an easy to understand format. Each section deals with a specific area of the program.
When significant policy and program changes occur, the information will be provided to you as soon as possible. The forms section will be updated as needed. The USDA Commodity Price List is updated and had previously been mailed to recipient agencies on an annual basis. This will be posted on www.okdhs.org beginning July 1, 2003.
Paula J. Price, Programs Administrator
Nancy Ebahotubbi, Programs Manager III
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Commodity Distribution Unit
P.O. Box 53160
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3160
(405) 521-3581 or 1-800-848-4019.