The Child and Adult Nutrition Programs and School Lunch Commodity Distribution Program reimburse school districts and other providers for their participation in a variety of nutritional programs aimed at improving the diets of children and senior citizens.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) works through seven emergency feeding organizations statewide to distribute federally- donated foods to soup kitchens, food pantries and public feeding sites serving the state's neediest citizens.
The New Jersey Department of Agriculture (NJDA) serves hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans daily. The NJDA administers several programs that provide United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) foods to recipients who prepare nutritious meals from these donated commodities. This effort includes the National School Lunch Program, which serves more than 480,000 students daily and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which serves over 250,000 needy families daily.