The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods in Schools program supports domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of 100% American-grown and -produced foods for use by schools.
USDA Department of Defense (DOD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program
The USDA DOD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program enables Maryland schools to get fresh fruits and vegetables delivered on a weekly basis. Schools can allocate all or a portion of their allocated USDA Foods funds to this program. The schools order their choice of fruits and vegetables to be delivered from a Maryland-based Produce Company with an emphasis on locally available products.