Local Food for Schools Program
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Current approved Producers and Meat Processors list as of 9/26/2023 Oklahoma Local producers and meat processors.
The Local Food for Schools (LFS) program is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and ODAFF. The LFS is authorized by the American Rescue Plan to maintain and improve food and agricultural supply chain resiliency, with funding made available through USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation.
Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program to be eligible to apply. Each district will be eligible to apply for a reimbursement from $5,000-$25,000. Each district is eligible to apply for another $5,000-$25,000 reimbursement as many times as they like as long as the previous funds have been spent and documented properly.
Qualifying Food Purchases
Food purchased must be unprocessed or minimally processed and be grown or raised within 400 miles of the school. Schools may choose local producers and/or meat processors off a list provided by ODAFF, or may purchase from local producers and/or meat processors not on the list by submitting a request to ODAFF before purchasing. Schools should target producers who qualify as socially disadvantaged.