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Feb. 9, 2017

Subsistence grows produce support to Alabama schools with satsumas

Schoolchildren in Alabama are enjoying a citrus treat this winter thanks in part to DLA Troop Support. Satsumas are a seedless fruit with loose skin grown in Alabama. And the Subsistence supply chain provides them to schools through the DOD Fresh Program.

Feb. 1, 2017

Shared Harvest

With DLA’s help, a USDA program helps residents of American Indian reservations get the produce they need.

Jan. 1, 2017

Collards to Kale

DLA Troop Support ensures customers ranging from dining facility patrons to school students receive the freshest fruits and vegetables available.

Dec. 22, 2016

Subsistence field rep, who helped introduce DoD school produce program, retires

Russ Brooks noticed in the early 1990s that poor quality produce was being served in the Denver public schools. He later helped user in the DOD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program to provide produce to schools.

Sept. 27, 2016

Field rep uses ‘melon’ to provide DLA customers with fresh produce

Joseph Miler once held the record at the Kentucky State Fair for growing the largest watermelon. But Miller doesn’t use his produce expertise just to set records. He also uses it to support the warfighter and other customers as a Subsistence field rep.

Sept. 8, 2016

As school year begins, Subsistence continues produce support for students

As another school year starts, DLA Troop Support is set to provide fresh produce for students at approximately 12,000 schools throughout the U.S. In a partnership with the USDA, Subsistence provides produce to schools in 48 states.

July 6, 2016

Oklahoma third graders appreciate produce provided by Troop Support

Plums, apples, carrots and lemon water are just a few produce items third graders at Eugene Field Elementary School were thankful for during their summer school program.