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Lee Benson, Public Information Officer

May 9, 2024

USDA Local Food for Schools Program Extended in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Local Food for Schools Program has been extended until October 31, 2024. The program has successfully increased the opportunity for select Oklahoma school districts to purchase local foods for school meal programs.

The program is designed to help school districts partner with local farmers and ranchers to give students more access to nutritious foods unique to the area they live.

Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program to be eligible to apply for LFS. Each district will be eligible for up to $25,000.

The LFS is a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service and ODAFF. The LFS is authorized by the American Rescue Plan to maintain and improve food and agricultural supply chain resiliency.

For more information about LFS and to apply, please visit Questions can be directed to Brady Womack at