National School Lunch Program


Stats & Contacts

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP), established under the National School Lunch Act in 1946, is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions.

In 2007-08, the USDA reimbursed schools $2.47 for each free lunch served, $2.07 for each reduced-price lunch, and $0.23 for each paid lunch.

The NSLP operated in over 101,000 public and nonprofit private schools in 2007. Schools participating in the NSLP served over 5 billion lunches to more than 30 million children in 2007. Of the 30 million students served in 2007, 15 million students qualified for free lunches, 3 million students paid a reduced price, and 12 million students paid full price.

Children from families with incomes below 130 percent of the poverty level are eligible for free meals. Those with incomes between 130 and 185 percent of the poverty level are eligible for reduced-priced meals.

Federal Government contributions to the NSLP were $8.7 billion in 2007, with $7.7 billion in cash payments and $1.04 billion in commodity donations.

Below is the contact information for the agencies responsible for administering the program at the federal and state level. Contact information is subject to change, so if you have difficulty reaching the right person, please click here for updates. For a fact sheet on the National School Lunch Program, click here. For a recent report on the downfalls of the program, scroll to the bottom of this page.

FEDERAL LEVEL
USDA/FNS Food Distribution National Office
Food and Nutrition Service – USDA
Food Distribution Division
3101 Park Center Drive – Room 504
Alexandria, VA 22302
Tel: 703-305-2662
Fax: 703-305-2420
Email: fdd-psb@fns.usda.gov

Contacts for the NSLP at the State Level

ALABAMA

NSLP, SFSP, & TEFAP Contact:
Mr. Donny Cooper, Administrator
Food Distribution Program
Department of Education
5306 Gordon Persons Bldg.
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 26130-2101
Tel: (334) 242-8237
Fax: (334) 242-2475
Email: dcooper@alsde.edu

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ALASKA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, CI, & TEFAP Contact:
Jo Dawson
Project Coordinator
Child Nutrition Services
Department of Education & Early Development
801 W. 10th St., Suite 200
Juneau, AK 99801-1894
Tel: (907) 465-8710
Fax: (907) 465-8638
Email: jo.dawson@alaska.gov

CSFP Contact:
Ms. Kathleen Wayne
WIC Director
Division of Public Health, Nutrition Services – WIC
Alaska Department of Health & Social Services Administration
P.O. Box 110612
Juneau, AK 99811-0612
Tel: (907) 465-3100
Fax: (907) 465-3416
Email: kathleen_wayne@health.state.ak.us

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ARIZONA

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Ms. Tina Herzog
Program Director
Child Nutrition Program
Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-8781
Fax: (602) 542-6978
Email: Tina.Herzog@azed.gov

CSFP Contact:
Ms. Karen Sell, Program Coordinator
Office of Nutrition and Chronic Disease Prevention
Arizona Department of Health Services
150 North 18th Avenue, Suite 310
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-1886
Fax: (602) 542-1890
Email: sellk@azdhs.gov

TEFAP Contact:
Ms. Linda Hamman
Hunger Program Manager
Community Partnerships and Innovative Practices
Department of Economic Security
P.O. Box 6123, Site Code 086Z
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tel: (602) 542-6600
Fax: (602) 542-6655
Email: Lindahamman@azdes.gov

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ARKANSAS

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Ms. Lynn Jackson
Manager
Arkansas Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 1437 S-337
Little Rock, AR. 72203-1437
Tel: (501) 371-1400
Fax: (501) 371-1410
Email: lynn.jackson@arkansas.gov

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CALIFORNIA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contact:
Denise Moore, Acting Manager
Food Distribution Program
560 J Street, Room 270
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 324-7130
Fax: (916) 327-3981
Email: DMoore@cde.ca.gov

CSFP Contact:
Noel Roberts, Unit Manager
Food Distribution Program
California State Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 1500
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 324-7132
Fax: (916) 327-8969
Email: NRoberts@cde.ca.gov

TEFAP Contact
Mr. H. Peter Wilson
Program Consultant
CA Department of Social Services
Emergency Food Assistance Program
744 P Street MS 19-51
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel: (916) 229-3335
Fax: (916) 229-3342
Email: Peter.Wilson@dss.ca.gov

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COLORADO

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP Contacts:
Phil Loo, Program Director
Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman Street 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80203
Tel: 303-866-5097
Fax: 303-866-5098
Email: phil.loo@state.co.us
Or
Philip Rohrs
Processing Specialist
Tel: (303) 866-5100
Email: philip.rohrs@state.co.us

CSFP Contact:
Maria Aguilar, Social Services Spec.
Food Distribution Programs
Colorado Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman St., 3rd Floor
Denver, CO 80203-1714
Tel: (303) 866-2652
Email: maria.aguilar@state.co.us

TEFAP Contact:
Sandi Zagyi
State TEFAP Administrator
Food Distribution Program
Colorado Department of Human Services
1575 Sherman Street, Third Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
Tel: (303) 866-5105
Fax: (303) 866-5098
Email: sandi.zagyi@state.co.us

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CONNECTICUT

NSLP, NSIP Contact:
Linda Hubeny
Food and Property Distribution Director
18-20 Trinity Street, Ground Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 256-2903
Fax: (860) 566-8155
Email: Linda.Hubeny@CT.GOV

TEFAP
Jana Engle
Field Representative
Adult Services Division/Food Stamp Unit
25 Sigourney Street — 10th Floor
Hartford, CT 06106
Tel: (860) 424-5429
Fax: (860) 424-4957
Email: Jana.Engle@ct.gov

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DELAWARE
NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact:
Teresa Youngcourt, Support Services Administrator
Federal Food Commodities Program
Government Support Services
1 Wilmington Avenue
Governor Bacon Health Center
Delaware City, DE 19706
Tel: (302) 838-8060
Fax: (302) 836-7642
Email: teresa.youngcourt@state.de.us
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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
(Washington, D.C.)

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Dr. Sandra Schlicker, PhD
Director, Nutrition Services
Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
51 N Street, NE, 3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 741-5252
Fax: (202) 724-7656
Email: sandra.schlicker@dc.gov

CSFP Contact:
Akua White, Program Manager
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
Nutrition and Physical Fitness Bureau
DC Department of Human Services
2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., SE
Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20020
Tel: (202) 645-5664
Fax: (202) 645-0497
Email: akua.white@dc.gov

FLORIDA

NSLP, TEFAP Contact:
Gloria Van Treese
Chief of Food Distribution
Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services
2nd Floor Mayo Bldg, (M39)
407 S. Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Tel: (850) 487-6694
Fax: (850) 488-6961
Email: vantreg@doacs.state.fl.us

GEORGIA
NSLP Contact:
Valerie S. Bowers, MEd., SNS
Program Manager – Food Systems Unit
Georgia Department of Education
1658 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334
Tel: (404) 463-4515
Fax: (404) 657-9188
Email: vabowers@doe.k12.ga.us

TEFAP Contact:
David L. Reeves
TEFAP Policy Specialist
Department of Human Resources
Division of Family and Children Services
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 21
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Tel: (404) 463-8042
Fax: (404) 463-7501
Email: dareeves@dhr.state.ga.us

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GUAM

NSLP, TEFAP Contacts:
Mr. Ike Santos, Acting Administrator
Food Services Administration
Department of Education
Government of Guam
P.O. Box DE
Agana, GU 96910
Tel: (671) 475-6400
Fax: (671) 477-5394
Email: icsantos@gdoe.net

HAWAII

NSLP, SFSP Contacts:
Susan Uyehara, RD, MPH
Director
Office of Hawaii Child Nutrition Programs
650 Iwilei Rd, Ste 270
Honolulu, HI 96817
Tel: (808) 587-3600
Fax: (808) 587-3606
Email: Sue_Uyehara@notes.k12.hi.us

TEFAP
Michael Hane
Program Specialist
Office of Community Services
State of Hawaii, Labor and Industrial Relations
830 Punchbowl Street, Room 420
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Tel: (808) 586-8696
Fax: (808) 586-8685
Email: michael.y.hane@hawaii.gov

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IDAHO

NSLP, SFSP Contacts:
Colleen Fillmore, PhD, RD, LD
CNP Director
Child Nutrition Programs
Idaho State Department of Education
P. O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0027
Ph: 208-332-6820
Fax 208-332-6833
crfillmore@sde.idaho.gov

Dennis McNees, Commodity Technician
Ph: 208-332-6820
Fax 208-332-6833
Email: dwmcnees@sde.idaho.gov

TEFAP Contact
Gene Sue Weppner
Program Manager
Division of Management Services
State of Idaho
450 West State Street, 2th Floor
Boise, ID 83720
Tel: (208) 334-5656
Cell: (208) 863-1532
Fax: (208) 334-5694
Email: weppnerg@dhw.idaho.gov

Beverley J. Berends
Contract Manager and Program Monitor
Division of Management Services
State of Idaho
450 West State Street, 9th Floor
Boise, ID 8372
Tel: (208) 334-6635
Cell: (208) 841-1821
Email: ~CERMTeam@dhw.idaho.gov
Fax: (208) 334-5694

ILLINOIS

NSLP, SFSP Contacts:
Jim Copp, Principal Consultant
Division of Nutrition Programs and Support Services
Illinois State Board of Education
100 North First Street
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
Tel: (217) 782-2491
Fax: (217) 524-6124
Email: jcopp@isbe.net

CSFP Contact:
Catherine Wilhelm, CSFP Coordinator
Illinois Dept. of Human Services
Commodity Supplemental Food Program
535 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702
Tel: (217) 782-2166
Email: Catherine.Wilhelm@illinois.gov

TEFAP Contact:
Brenda Hanbury, Chief
Office of Homeless Service
and Supportive Housing
Division of Transitional Services
400 Lawrence Avenue – Floor 2C
Springfield, IL 62761
Tel: (217) 782-1317
Fax: (217) 524-5829

Contact: Amina Everett
Email: DHSD60A3@dhs.state.il.us

INDIANA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contact:
Linda Smith, Team Leader
Food Distribution Program
Department of Education
Division of School & Community Nutrition Programs
Food Distribution Section
Room 229, State House
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798
Tel: (317) 232-0850
Fax: (317) 232-0855
Email: lrsmith@doe.state.in.us

CSFP, TEFAP Contact:
Phyllis Lloyd
CSFP/TEFAP Specialist
Office of the Lt. Governor
One North Capitol Ave, Suite 600
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-232-8835
Fax: 317-233-6503
Email: plloyd@ocra.in.gov

IOWA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contacts:
Dean W. Flaws, Consultant
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
Des Moines, IA 50319
Tel: (515) 281-4032
Fax: (515) 281-6548
E-mail: Dean.Flaws@ED.STATE.IA.US

NSIP
Ann Wiebers, Administrator
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Financial, Health & Work Support
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Tel: (515) 281-6080
Fax: (515) 281-7791
Email: awieber@dhs.state.ia.us

CSFP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact:
Kim M. Jones, Program Manager
Iowa Department of Human Services
Division of Financial, Health & Work Support
Bureau of Financial & Work Support
Hoover State Office Building
1305 E. Walnut Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0114
Tel: (515) 281-5410
Fax: (515) 281-7791
Email: kjones4@dhs.state.ia.us

KANSAS

NSIP, CI, TEFAP Contact:
Ron Hamilton
Food Distribution Manager
Dept. of Social Rehab. Services
SRS, EES, Food Distribution Unit
915 SW Harrison, DSOB, 681-W
Topeka, KS 66612
Tel: (785) 368-8126
Fax: (785) 296-0146
Email: ron.hamilton@srs.ks.gov

CSFP Contact:
Lori Allen, Primary Contact
Kansas Dept. of Social and Rehabilitative Services
915 SW Harrison, Room 580-W
Docking State Office Building
Topeka, Kansas 66612 – 1515
Phone (785) 368-8120
Fax (785) 296-0146
Email: lori.allen@srs.ks.gov

KENTUCKY

NSLP, SFSP, CACFP, CI Contact:
Teresa Ulery, Director
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Division of Food Distribution
107 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Tel: (502) 573-0282
Fax: (502) 573-0304
Email: Teresa.Ulery@ky.gov

CSFP, TEFAP Contact:
Rick Betsworth, Branch Manager
Division of Food Distribution
Food Assistance Branch
107 Corporate Drive
Frankfort, KY 40601
Telephone: 502-573-0431
FAX #: 502-573-0518
Email: Rick.Betsworth@ky.gov

LOUISIANA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Mike St. Romain, Director
Department of Agriculture & Forestry
P.O. Box 3481
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3481
Tel: (225) 922-1255
Fax: (225) 925-6012
Email: Mike_S@LDAF.STATE.LA.US

CSFP Contact:
Ms. Tamara Dangerfield, CSFP Manager
Louisiana Office of Public Health
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
1450 L and A Road,
Metairie, Louisiana 70001
Tel: 225-342-8254
Email: tjdanger@dhh.la.gov

MAINE

NSLP, SFSP Contact
Walter Beesley, Education Specialist
ME Department of Education
23 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0023
Tel: (207) 624-6842
Fax: (207) 624-6841
Email: Walter.Beesley@maine.gov

TEFAP Contact
Randy Mraz, TEFAP Coordinator
Food Assistance Program
Maine Department of Agriculture,
Food and Rural Service
State House Station 28
Augusta, ME 04333
Tel: (207) 287-7513
Fax: (207) 624-5017 or 4704
Email: randy.mraz@maine.gov

Tim Drake
Assistant to the Director
Tel: (207) 287-7513
Fax: (207) 624-5017
Email: tim.drake@maine.gov

MARYLAND

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contact:
Mike Birkmeyer, Section Chief
Food Distribution Section
School and Community Nutrition Programs
Department of Education
200 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 767-0206
Fax: (410) 333-2635
Email: mbirkmeyer@msde.state.md.us
Or,
Yvette Bogan, Operation Specialist
Tel: (410) 767-0212
Email: ybogan@msde.state.md.us

TEFAP Contacts:
Rhonda Forman
TEFAP Program Manager
Department of Human Resources
Emergency Food Assistance
311 West Saratoga Street, Rm. 247
Baltimore, MD 21201
Tel: (410) 767-7015
Fax: (410) 333-0256
Email: rforman2@dhr.state.md.us

MASSACHUSETTS

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact:
Martha Herlihy, Education Specialist IV
Department of Education
350 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148
Tel: (781) 338-6473
Fax: (781) 338-3399
Email: MHERLIHY@DOE.MASS.EDU

MICHIGAN

NSLP, State Processing Contact:
Cheryl A. Schubel, Acting Supervisor
Fiscal Management and Food Distribution Grants
Coordination and School Support
Michigan Department of Education
PO Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Tel: (517) 241-2597
Fax: (517) 373-4022
Email: SchubelC@michigan.gov

TEFAP Contact:
Mary Ann Chartrand, Director
Grants Coordination and School Support
Michigan Department of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Tel: (517) 373-4013
Fax: (517) 373.4022
Email: chartrandm@michigan.gov

Contact: Kathy Rhodes
Email: rhodesk@michigan.gov

TEFAP, CSFP Contact:
Kathy Rhodes, TEFAP/CSFP Consultant
Food Distribution & Fiscal Report
Michigan Dept. of Education
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
Tel: (517) 373-4265
Email: rhodesk@michigan.gov

MINNESOTA

NSLP Contact:
Emily Malone
Food Distribution Program Administrator
MN Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: 651-582-8271
Fax: 651-582-8501
Email: Emily.Malone@state.mn.us

SFSP Contact:
Jenny Butcher
Food Distribution Program Administrator
MN Department of Education, Food and Nutrition Service
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: 651-582-8543
Fax: 651-582-8501
Email: Jenny.Butcher@state.mn.us

CACFP Contact:
Becky Leschner
Food and Nutrition Service Director
MN Department of Education
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Tel: 651-582-8508
Fax: 651-582-8501
Email: Becky.Leschner@state.mn.us

CSFP Contact for Minnesota:
Mary Clare Rieschl, CSFP Consultant
Supplemental Department of Health
Minnesota Dept. of Health
85 E. 7th Place, Suite 220
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Tel: 651-201-4422 or 1-800-657-3942, ext 651-201-4422
Fax: 651-215-8951
Email: maryclare.rieschl@state.mn.us

CSFP Contact for Indian Tribal Organizations:
Mr. Clearance Brown
Director, Food Distribution Program
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
P.O. Box 253
Redby, Minnesota 56670
Tel: (218) 679-3720 or 3730
Fax: (218) 679-2185
Email: rlfd@paulbunyan.net
Areas of Operation: (1) Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians

TEFAP Contact:
Connie Greer, Director
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Office of Economic Opportunity
444 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155-3875
Tel: (651) 284-0613
Fax: (651) 215-6277

Main Contact: Ty Morris
TEFAP Manager
Tel: (651) 431-3821
Email: Ty.Morris@state.mn.us

MISSISSIPPI

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Priscilla Ammerman, Director
Purchasing and Food Distribution
Mississippi Department of Education
Child Nutrition Program
P.O. Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
Tel: (601) 354-7018
Fax: (601) 354-7577
Email: pammerman@mde.k12.ms.us

CSFP Contact:
Mary Gales
Health Program Specialists
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Suite A271
Mississippi Dept. of Health
Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel: (601) 576-7087
Email: mary.gales@msdh.state.ms.us

TEFAP Contacts:
Ms. Jane Smith
Food Distribution Administrator and Nutrition Education Coordinator
Mississippi Depart. of Human Services
Administrative Unit
P.O. Box 352
Jackson, MS 39205
Tel: (601) 359-4812
Fax: (601) 359-4435
E-mail: jesmith@mdhs.state.ms.us

MISSOURI

NSLP Contacts:
Ellen Hester, Program Supervisor
Missouri Department of Elementary &
Secondary Education
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480
Tel: (573) 751-9424
Fax: (573) 526-3897
Email: ellen.hester@dese.mo.gov

Gary Karr, Supervisor
(same address as above)
Tel: (573) 751-7253
Email: gary.karr@dese.mo.gov

RCCI, SFSP, CIs, TEFAP Contact:
Bob Murphy, Supervisor
Food Distribution Programs
Family Support Division
P.O. Box 310
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0310
Tel: (573) 751-4328
Fax: (573) 522-9531
Email: dfs.fdu@dss.mo.gov

Alternate Contact:
Roy Meller, Food Program Representative
Tel: (573) 751-4328
Fax: (573) 522-9531
Email: dfs.fdu@dss.mo.gov

CSFP Contact:
Ann McCormack, Chief
Community Food and Nutrition Assistance
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570
Tel: (573) 751-6269 or 1-800-733-6251 (toll free)
Email: Ann.McCormack@dhss.mo.gov

MONTANA

NSLP, RCCI, SFSP Contact:
Judy Wilson
Food Distribution Coordinator
Office of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620
Tel: (406) 444-2501
Fax: (406) 444-2955
Email: JuWilson@mt.gov

CACFP Contact
Mary A. Musil
CACFP Supervisor
Department of Early Childhood Services Bureau
111 N. Jackson St., Arcade Bldg., 5th floor
P.O. Box: 202925
Helena, MT 59620-2925
Tel: (406) 444-4086
Fax: (406) 444-2547
Email: mmusil@mt.gov

NSIP, CSFP, TEFAP Contact:
Forest Farris, Section Supervisor
Food Distribution Section
Department of Public Health and Human Services
Inter-Government Human Services Bureau
1400 Carter Drive
Helena, MT 59620
Tel: (406) 447-4262
Fax: (406) 447-4287
Email: ffarris@mt.gov

NEBRASKA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Julia West, Supervisor
Food Distribution Program
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Tel: (402) 471-9291
Fax: (402) 471-9455
Email: Julia.West@hhss.ne.gov

CSFP Contact:
Barb Packett, CSFP Director
Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services
Division of Family Health
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95044
Lincoln, NE 68509-5044
Tel: (402) 471-0189
Email: barb.packett@hhss.ne.gov

NEVADA

NSLP, CACFP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact:
Jenelle Gimlin, Program Chief
Food Distribution Program
Nevada Purchasing Division
Department of Administration
2250 Barnett Way
Reno, NV 89512
Tel: (775) 688-1160 x225
Fax: (775) 688-1503
Email: jgimlin@purchasing.state.nv.us


NEW HAMPSHIRE

NSLP, CACFP Contact:
Robert Stowell, Administrator
Department of Administrative Services
Bureau of Purchase and Property
25 Capital Street Room 102
Concord, NH 03301-6312
Tel: (603) 271-3606
Fax: (603) 271-7564
Email: robert.stowell@nh.gov

CSFP Contact:
Margaret Murphy, Administrator
Nutrition and Health Promotion Section
NH Dept. of Health & Human Services
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6504
Tel: (603) 271-4546
Fax: (603) 271-4779
Email: mmurphy@dhhs.state.nh.us

TEFAP Contact:
Robert Stowell, Administrator
Department of Administrative Services
Bureau of Purchase and Property
25 Capital Street Room 102
Concord, NH 03301-6312
Tel: (603) 271-3606
Fax: (603) 271-7564
Email: robert.stowell@nh.gov

New Jersey

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contact:
Phillip Gambutti, Bureau Chief
Food Distribution Programs
Division of Food and Nutrition
Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 334
West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0334
Tel: (609) 292-0337
Fax: (609) 984-5367
E-mail: phil.gambutti@ag.state.nj.us

TEFAP Contact:
Edward Cier, TEFAP Coordinator
Food Distribution Programs
Division of Food and Nutrition
Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 334
West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0334
Tel: (609) 777-4276
Fax: (609) 984-5367
Email: edward.cier@ag.state.nj.us

NEW MEXICO

NSLP, SFSP, CACFP, TEFAP Contact:
Pauline Raia, Food Distribution Program Manager
Human Services Department
Food and Nutrition Services Bureau
P.O. Box 26507
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-6507
Tel: (505) 841-2625
Fax: (505) 841-2691
Email: pauline.raia@state.nm.us

CSFP Contact:
Richard Rodriguez
CSFP Program Manager
New Mexico Dept. of Health
2040 S. Pacheco St #152
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Tel: (505) 476-8803
Email: RichardP.Rodriguez@state.nm.us

NEW YORK

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact
Tom Osterhout, Director
Office of General Services
Division of Food & Warehousing
Corning Tower, 40th floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Office: (518) 474-5122
Fax: (518) 486-5660
E:Mail: Tom.osterhout@ogs.state.ny.us

CSFP Contact
Barbara Bonk, Director
New York State Department of Health
Food and Nutrition Program (CSFP)
Division of Nutrition
Riverview Center
6th Floor West
150 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204-2719
Tel: (518) 402-7098
Fax: (518) 402-7348
Email: bxh04@health.state.ny.us

NORTH CAROLINA

NSLP, SFSP, NSIP, CSFP, TEFAP Contact
Gary W. Gay, Director
Food Distribution Division
Department of Agriculture &
Consumer Services
P.O. Box 659
Butner, NC 27509-0659
Tel: (919) 575-4490
Fax: (919) 575-4143
Email: gary.gay@ncagr.gov

NORTH DAKOTA

NSLP, CACFP, NSIP, SFSP Contact
Linda Glaser, Director
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Child Nutrition and Food Distribution Programs
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440
Tel: (701) 328-4565 or 1-888-338-3663 (toll free ND)
Email: lglaser@state.nd.us

CSFP Contact
John Dasovick, Assistant Director
Department of Public Instruction
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Tel: (701) 328-2294
Email: jdasovick@state.nd.us

TEFAP Contact:
Mr. John Dasovick, Assistant Director
Department of Public Instruction
Food Distribution Programs
600 East Boulevard Avenue Dept. 201
Bismarck, ND 58505-0440
Tel: (701) 328-2732
Fax: (701) 328-2461
Email: jdasovick@state.nd.us

OGLALA SIOUX

CSFP Contact:
Joe Bluehorse, Director
Commodity Distribution Program
Oglala Sioux Tribe
P.O. Box 278
Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Tel: (605) 867-5304
Email: ostfoods@yahoo.com

OHIO

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP Contact:
J.R. Green, Commodity Administrator
Ohio Department of Education
Office of Child Nutrition Services
25 South Front Street – 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-4104
Tel: (614) 466-2945
Fax: (614) 752-7613
Email: JR.Green@ode.state.oh.us

CSFP, TEFAP Contacts:
Ms. Jeanne Carroll, Deputy Director
Ohio Department of Job & Family Services
Office of Family Stability
50 West Town Street
PO Box 182709
Columbus OH 43218-2709
Tel: (614) 466-4815
Fax: (614) 644-9974

Main Contact:
Ms. Jean Barcus, CSFP & TEFAP Coordinator
Email: barcuj@odjfs.state.oh.us
Tel: (614) 466-4815
Fax: (614) 644-9974

OKLAHOMA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP, TEFAP Contact:
Nancy K. Ebahotubbi
Programs Manager III
Department of Human Services
P.O. Box 53160
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3160
Tel: (405) 521-3583
Fax: (405) 521-6949
Email: nancy.ebahotubbi@okdhs.org

OREGON

NSLP, SFSP Contacts:
Ms. Beverly Hassell, Specialist
Food Distribution Program
State Department of Education
Public Service Building
255 Capitol Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-1300
Tel: (503) 378-3600 ext 2622
Fax: (503) 378-5156
Email: beverly.hassell@state.or.us

Rhonda Buedefeldt, Coordinator
Seniors and People with Disabilities Department
Department of Human Services
500 Summers Street, NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-1076
Tel: (503) 945-6028
Email: rhonda.buedefeldt@state.or.us

CSFP Contact:
Cecilia Lyons, Food Coordinator
Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer Street NE suite B
Salem, OR 97309
Tel: (503) 986-2065
Fax: (503) 986-2006
Email: cecilia.lyons@hcs.state.or.us

TEFAP Contacts:
Cecilia Lyons, Food Coordinator
Oregon Housing and Community Services
725 Summer Street NE suite B
Salem, OR 97309
Tel: (503) 986-2065
Fax: 503-986-2006
Email: cecilia.lyons@hcs.state.or.us

Deanna Morasco, Alternate TEFAP Contact
Oregon Food Bank
7900 N.E. 33rd Drive
Portland, OR 97211
Tel: (503) 282-0555, ext 264
Fax: (503) 282-4090

PENNSYLVANIA

NSLP, CACFP, CSFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Geoffrey Dunaway, Director
Bureau of Food Distribution
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 772-2688
Tel: (717) 787-2940
Fax: (717) 787-2387
Email: gdunaway@state.pa.us

Nancy Derr
Commodity Processing Specialist
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Bureau of Food Distribution
2301 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
Tel: (717) 783-3241; or 1-800-468-2433
Fax: (717) 787-2387
Email: nderr@state.pa.us

PUERTO RICO

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Mrs. Zulma Y. Solivan Centeno
State Director
Food and Nutrition Services
Department of Education
P.O. Box 190759
San Juan, PR 00919-0759
Tel: (787) 754-0790 (direct) or, (787) 759-2000 Ext. 2733
Fax: (787) 753-8155
Email: solivan_z@de.gobierno.pr

TEFAP Contact:
Angelica Melendez, Director
TEFAP Administration for the Socio-Economic Development
of the Family Department of the Family
P.O. Box 8000
San Juan, PR 00910-0800
Tel: (787) 722-7423
Fax: (787) 779-2445
Email: amelendez@adsef.gobierno.pr

RED LAKE

CSFP Contact:
Clarence Brown, Director
CSFP Program
Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians
P.O. Box 253
Redby, MN 56670
Tel: (218) 679-3720 or 3730
Email: rlfd@paulbunyan.net

RHODE ISLAND

NSLP, NSIP Contact:
William Gelsomino
Chief Distribution Officer
RI Department of Corrections
Central Distribution Center
144 Power Road
Cranston, RI 02920
Tel: (401) 462-0599
Fax: (401) 462-5287
Email: william.gelsomino@doc.ri.gov

TEFAP Contact:
Ms. Gail Dunphy, Director
Department of Human Services
Contract Management Section
600 New London Avenue
Cranston, RI 02920
Tel: (401) 462-6865
Fax: (401) 462-2975
Email: gdunphy@dhs.ri.gov

SOUTH CAROLINA

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Craig W. Brooks, Education Associate
School Food Services and Nutrition
Food Distribution Suite 300J
310 Landmark Drive
Columbia, SC 29204
Tel: (803) 734-8209
Fax: (803) 734-8061
Email: cbrooks@ed.sc.gov

CSFP, TEFAP Contact:
Mr. Larry Young
Food Distribution Programs Director
Division of Family Assistance
Department of Social Services
P.O. Box 1520
Columbia, SC 29201-1520
Telephone: (803) 898-7396
Fax: (803) 898-7296
Email: Larry.young@dss.sc.gov

SOUTH DAKOTA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, NSIP Contact:
Sandra Kangas, State Director
Child & Adult Nutrition Services-DOE
800 Governors Drive
Pierre SD 57501-2294
Tel: 605-773-4746
Fax: 605-773-6846
Email: Sandra.Kangas@state.sd.us

Alternate: Elaine Scott,
Email: elaine.scott@state.sd.us

CSFP, TEFAP Contact for South Dakota:
Elaine Scott
Food Program Specialist
Child and Adult Nutrition Services
Department of Education and
Cultural Affairs
800 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2235
Tel: (605) 773-4769
Fax: (605) 773-6846
Email: elaine.scott@state.sd.us

CSFP Contact for Indian Tribal Organizations:
Mr. Joe Bluehorse
Director, Commodity Distribution Office
Oglala Sioux Tribe
P.O. Box 278
Pine Ridge, South Dakota 57770
Tel: (605) 867-5511
Fax: (605) 867-5318
Email: ostfoods@yahoo.com
Areas of Operation: (1) Oglala Sioux Tribe (Warehouses: Pine Ridge, Wanblee)

TENNESSEE

NSLP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Terry Minton, Administrator
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Commodity Distribution Section
Ellington Agriculture Center
Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204
Tel: (615) 837-5162
Fax: (615) 837-5014
Email: Terry.Minton@state.tn.us

CSFP Contact:
Peggy Lewis
Tennessee Department of Health
Cordell Hull Bldg., 5th Floor
425 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37247
Tel: (615) 741-7218
Email: margaret.t.lewis@state.tn.us

TEXAS

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Johnny Adams, Manager
Food Distribution Operations
Texas Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711
Tel: (512) 475-0038
Fax: (888) 237-4853
Email: Johnny.Adams@tda.state.tx.us

Commodity Processing Contact:
Elizabeth Gonzales
Texas Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711
Tel: (512) 475-0066
Fax: (888) 237-4853
Email: elizabeth.gonzales@tda.state.tx.us

CSFP, TEFAP Contact:
Sam Varela, Coordinator
Texas Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711
Tel: (512) 475-0069
Fax: (888) 237-4853
Email: sam.varela@tda.state.tx.us

UTAH

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Luann Shipley, Director
Food Distribution Programs
State Office of Education
Child Nutrition Programs
P.O. Box 144200
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Tel: (801) 538-7513
Fax: (801) 538-7883
Email: luann.shipley@schools.utah.gov

Alternate Contacts:
Barbara Faust
CNP Specialist
Tel: (801) 538-7691
Fax: (801) 538-7585
Email: barbara.faust@schools.utah.gov

Charlene Johnson
CNP Technician
Tel: (801) 538-7658
Fax: (801) 538-7585
Email: charlene.johnson@schools.utah.gov

VERMONT

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Holly Peake
Child Development Division/Donated Food Section
103 South Main Street – “A” Building
Waterbury, VT 05671-5500
Tel: (802) 241-2582
Fax: (802) 241-1220
Email: holly.peake@ahs.state.vt.us

CSFP Contact:
Patrick Flood, Commissioner
Department of Aging and Disability
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671
Tel: (802) 241-2401
Fax: (802) 241-2325
Email: patrick@dad.state.vt.us


VIRGIN ISLANDS

NSLP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Elodia Weekly, Director
Special Nutrition Programs
Department of Education
No. 44-46 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, US VI 00802
Tel: (340) 774-9373
Fax: (340) 774-9705
Email: specialnutrition@yahoo.com

VIRGINIA

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, TEFAP Contact:
Beth Beville, Program Administrator
Food Distribution Program
Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services
P.O. Box 1163 (Mail Only)
Richmond, VA 23218-1163
Tel: (804) 786-0532
Fax: (804) 371-7788
Email: Beth.Beville@vdacs.virginia.gov


WASHINGTON

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Mr. Skip Skinner
Supervisor, Food Distribution
Child Nutrition Services
600 Washington St. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98504-7211
P.O. Box 47211
Tel: (360) 725-6209
Fax: (360) 664-0570
Email: skip.skinner@k12.wa.us

CSFP , TEFAP Contact:
Ms. Kim Eads, Program Manager
Dept. of General Administration Food Programs
949 Market Street, Suite #468
Tacoma, WA 98402
Tel: (253) 593-2031 or 2035
Fax: (253) 593-2033
Email: keads@ga.wa.gov

WEST VIRGINIA

NSLP, CACFP, TEFAP Contacts:
Darrell Carter, Program Director
Donated Foods Program
Marketing and Development Division West Virginia
Department of Agriculture
1900 Kanawha Blvd. E State Capitol Building
Charleston, WV 25305
Tel: (304) 558-0573
Fax: (304) 558-2105
Email: dcarter@ag.state.wv.us

Henry Bender
Warehouse Manager
Email: hbender@ag.state.wv.us

WISCONSIN

NSLP, SFSP Contact:
Laura Sime
Distribution Specialist
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Tel: (608) 267-9119
Fax: (608)267-0363
Email: laura.sime@dpi.state.wi.us

CSFP Contact:
Nancy Brown-Joyce
Nutrition Management Unit Supervisor
CSFP Coordinator
Division of Public Health
Wisconsin Department of
Health and Family Services
1 West Wilson St., Room 243
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Tel: (608) 261-6383
Email: brownnj@dhfs.state.wi.us

TEFAP Contact:
Patti Herrick, Director
Division of Public Health
Department of Health and Family Services
One West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701
Tel: (608) 267-9071
Fax: (608) 266-3125

Main Contact: Robin Soileau
Email: soilerr@dhfs.state.wi.us

WYOMING

NSLP, CACFP, SFSP, CI, SC Contact:
Roxann Greenlee
Commodity Distribution Coordinator
State Department of Education
Hathaway Building, 2nd Floor
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0050
Tel: (307) 777-6398
Fax: (307) 777-6234
Email: rgreen@educ.state.wy.us

NSIP Contact:
Joan Franklin, Program Manager
Elderly Nutrition Program
Wyoming Department of Health Division on Aging
6101 Yellowstone Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Tel: (307) 777-7988 or 1-800 442-2766
Fax: (307) 777-5340
Email: JFrank1@state.wy.us

TEFAP Contact:
Alice Sullivan
TEFAP Coordinator
Wyoming Department of Family Services
Hathaway Building, Room 347
2300 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002-0490
Tel: (307) 777-6076
Fax: (307) 777-7747
Email: asulli@state.wy.us

School Lunch Program is Full of Fat according to a New Study
FRAC Press Release

Washington, D.C. (Tuesday, September 9, 2008)—According to two new reports issued today, school districts fail to take advantage of the healthier foods offered by the federal nutrition commodity program, despite improvements made by the program to provide schools with more nutritious options. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) report looked at various decision points—from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through state agencies, school districts and corporate distributors and processors—and identified numerous opportunities for schools to purchase commodity food products that are healthier for students. California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) looked intensively at the results in California schools and found that schools are ordering foods through the commodity program that are mostly high in fat and adversely impact the nutrition profiles of commodity foods served to students.

The CFPA report, The Impact of the Federal Child Nutrition Commodity Program on the Nutritional Quality of School Meals, which was done in conjunction with Samuels & Associates, presents a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the federal commodity food program. The report finds that meat and cheese products accounted for more than 82 percent of commodity foods ordered by California school districts, while only 13 percent of the funds were spent on fruits, vegetables and legumes. The report also shows that nationally, more than 50 percent of commodity foods are sent to processors before they are delivered to schools. Processing often involves adding fat, sugar and sodium to commodity products, and as a result, many of the commodity foods have about the same nutritional value as junk foods by the time they reach students.

The FRAC analysis, Commodity Foods and the Nutritional Quality of the National School Lunch Program, examines the operations of the school lunch commodity program; identifies barriers to improving the nutritional quality of commodity-derived foods offered as part of school nutrition programs; and provides extensive recommendations on positive nutritional strategies to implement at critical control points in the system.

“We were impressed with the USDA’s efforts to offer healthier items through the federal commodities program,” said Ken Hecht, executive director of CFPA. “Yet the benefits of these healthy changes are being lost because school districts continue to order mainly high-fat items—and many of the healthier commodity foods are tainted by additives during processing.”

“Federal nutrition programs can play an important role in the nutritional quality of children’s diets and in reducing childhood obesity,” said James Weill, president of FRAC. “However, changes at the federal, state and district level need to be made to achieve these goals, and those changes include improvements in the commodity program. Solutions include increasing the amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by the federal government, providing more assistance to help states make good commodity choices and encouraging school districts to band together to maximize their buying power for healthier foods.”

The two studies noted that the USDA Child Nutrition Commodity Program provides more than 180 different food items, valued at about $1 billion annually, for the nation’s school lunch programs, and that commodities provide approximately 20 percent of the food served in school lunches. The report offers federal and state policy recommendations for improving the nutritional quality of school meals based on the research, including:

* As stated in the 2004 legislation reauthorizing the Child Nutrition and WIC programs, align School Meal Initiative Standards with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and ensure school meals—which are heavily based on federal commodity foods—are meeting these guidelines.
* Increase proportion and amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables purchased by the federal government for use in school lunch program.
* Implement nutrition guidelines for processors to align processed commodities with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

(The report issued by CFPA and Samuels & Associates was supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research program.)