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Food Distribution & Nutrition Education Programs

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Welcome to the Food Distribution and Nutrition Education Programs Homepage. The Food Distribution and Nutrition Education Programs (FDP) has an established partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Through this partnership, the FDP acquires a variety of USDA foods, which are gathered through price support programs, surplus removal, and direct purchases from national markets. These foods that have been acquired are then distributed through the USDA Food Distribution Programs to improve the nutritional status of children and adults. The FDP administers USDA food distribution programs for the receipt, storage, and delivery of USDA foods.

The purpose of Food Distribution and Nutrition Education Program is:

To improve the nutritional quality of the diets of those participating in the program
To help strengthen the American agricultural market

In Colorado, the distribution of USDA Foods is administered by the Colorado Department of Human Services Food Distribution and Nutrition Education Programs. We are located at 1575 Sherman Street, 3rd Floor, Denver, CO 80203

You can reach our office directly at 303-866-5106 or toll free number at 888-467-0418.

Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

The FDP contracts with recipient agencies such as schools, child care agencies, and charitable institutions for the proper distribution, care and protection of the USDA foods.

USDA Food Distribution and Nutrition Education Programs in Colorado

*The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
*The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
*The National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
*The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
*The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)


Provided by the USDA, the Food Plate (formerly referred to as the Food Pyramid) is an excellent source for determining a balance diet. To view additional nutrition information provided by the USDA, visit

To view the USDA Non Discrimination Statement, click on the link below.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement