The Regional Food Bank contracts with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to distribute USDA Commodities to emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, and homeless shelters. In fiscal year 2014, more than 5.1 million pounds of canned vegetables, fruits, juices, and dry product such as pasta, rice and beans were distributed through this program.
If you have any questions about the USDA commodities program, please contact Cari Ogden at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-600-3149.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income seniors, age 60 or older, by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA commodity foods. Food packages include a variety of items, such as nonfat dairy and ultra-high temperature fluid milk, juice, oats, ready-to-eat cereal, rice, pasta, peanut butter, dry beans, canned meat, poultry or fish, and canned fruits and vegetables.