Division of Food Distribution
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is coordinated through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Division of Food Distribution.
There are currently 195 Board Offices and 1388 school sites participating in the NSLP, serving students over 150 million nutritious meals annually in the state of Kentucky!
Kentucky received $25,677,369 in Federal Entitlement funds for SY 2016-17 to fund the NSLP, which purchased 17,410,212 pounds of USDA Donated Food products. $3,856,455 of the total grant allocation sent to the school districts that choose to participate in the Department of Defense (DOD) program to purchase Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, leaving $21,820,914 for the purchase of USDA Donated Foods. Each district receives a portion of these funds based on their Average Daily Participation (ADP) for their school lunch program, at a meal rate of .3350 per student per day!
The purpose of the Kentucky Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SrFMNP) is to gain market access for farmers as well as improving nutrition of low income families by providing them better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Funding for Kentucky's program comes from federal and state resources.
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) serves as the lead agency for Senior FMNP. The low-income seniors are provided with $28 in checks to purchase fresh, unprocessed, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs at State-approved farmers' markets.
The Senior FMNP provides an additional est. $250,000 to Kentucky farmers each year.
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