Food Distribution Programs

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The Colorado Department of Human Services' Food Distribution Programs (FDP) provide U.S. Department of Agriculture foods to households, food banks, schools and child care facilities throughout Colorado. USDA foods are a nutritious form of food assistance that includes meats, fish, poultry, grains, dairy, fruits, vegetables and beans. The FDP relies on a partnership of the entire community, including the food and dairy industry, federal and state governments, and local agencies, for the ongoing success to meet the demands of our clients.

CDHS's Food Distribution Programs work with emergency feeding organizations throughout Colorado to provide households in need with food assistance. Household programs include The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) are federally assisted meal programs that operate in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. The CDHS Food Distribution Programs distributes USDA foods for these programs.

CDHS has the authority to release USDA Foods to disaster relief agencies for mass feeding during disasters and in certain other types of emergencies. The Commodity Alert System delivers notices of significant holds or recalls of commodity foods distributed through Food and Nutrition Service programs.

Civil rights and non-discrimination statement

Because the Colorado Department of Human Services administers U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, it is required to follow various USDA rules and regulations. Institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are required to display the appropriate “And Justice for All” poster in their facilities where it can be viewed by customers.

Civil rights
And Justice for All poster

Institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are required to display the appropriate “And Justice for All” poster in their facilities where it can be viewed by customers. All "And Justice for All" posters may not be reproduced or published in any way. This means that agencies may only post the authorized poster received from our office or their regional food bank. The image displayed here is for the purpose of reference rather than for printing and display.

Download the Civil Rights PowerPoint Training for Household Programs (Volunteer Version)

Download the Civil Rights Training for Household Programs

Nondiscrimination statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs, are prohibited from discriminating based various factors. You can read the USDA's full nondiscrimination statement below, in English and Spanish, as well as download it here.

English version

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)    mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)    fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)    email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Spanish version

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA. 

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: How to File a Complaint. y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por: 

(1)    correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW 
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 

(2)    fax: (202) 690-7442; o 

(3)    correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov.

Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Contact Food Distribution Programs staff

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Main phone line: 303.866.5106

Toll-free phone line: 888.467.0418

Staff members:

Taylor Nagy
Program Assistant
303.868.1929
Taylor.Nagy@state.co.us

Kathy Underhill
Manager
303.866.5097
Kathy.Underhill@state.co.us

Sandi Hersh
Supervisor
Household Programs: TEFAP and CSFP
303.866.3113
Sandi.Hersh@state.co.us

Leah Sullivan
Program Specialist
Household Programs: TEFAP and CSFP
303.866.2652
Leah.Sullivan@state.co.us   

Deborah Cameron
NSLP Program Coordinator
303.866.5100
DeborahA.Cameron@state.co.us