FDP Processing

USDA began the Processing Program in 1958 to permit State Distributing agencies and eligible recipient agencies to maximize the use of donated commodities. Most of the commodities processed through these programs go to schools participating in the National School Lunch Program

Under this program, States and recipient agencies can contract with commercial food processors to convert raw bulk USDA commodities into more convenient, ready-to-use end products.

In an effort to reduce costs and paperwork, FNS has taken on the roll of holding the agreement with the processor and approving all of the end products that will be manufactured under the agreement.


Files and Links

USDA – Commodity Processing

Recipient Agency Processing Handbook

Processing vs. Purchasing

American Commodity Distribution Association

K12 Foodservice Lunchline Inc.

Processor Link

Transfer Form