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July 15, 2021

DLA Troop Support provides fresh fruits, vegetables for record-breaking USDA summer program

The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support continues working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Summer Food Service Program. This year, a record $6.7 million is allocated for the program, up from $460,000 last year, and more states have joined than ever before.

April 15, 2021

DLA supports White House effort to supply masks for low-income communities

The Defense Logistics Agency is working with the Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture to provide more than 25 million cloth masks to low-income communities.

Feb. 12, 2021

Federal funding for fresh fruits, vegetables program reaches record high as schools’ demand increases

Allocations for the Department of Defense Fresh Program are at a record $470 million, as the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain works with its suppliers to distribute produce to U.S. Department of Agriculture customers.

Nov. 10, 2020

More Native American tribes receive fresh eggs thanks to DLA, USDA partnership

Fresh shell eggs are now available to 28 more Native American tribes throughout the country, thanks to a fresh produce program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.

Nov. 25, 2019

Subsistence, USDA partnership provides fresh produce to Native American tribes

For more than 20 years, the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Subsistence supply chain has provided fresh fruits and vegetables across the country to Indian Tribal Organizations participating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

Oct. 22, 2019

Subsistence, USDA partnership sets new high for schools receiving fresh produce

When the Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program started in 1995, school districts in only eight states signed on with the partnership effort. By the end of fiscal 2019, the DOD Fresh program has grown to include districts nationwide, reaching record numbers of participants at the start of this school year.

Sept. 18, 2019

Employees set new high in fight against hunger

Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support employees donated a record-high 4,279 pounds during the Feds Feed Families food drive to help fight hunger in Philadelphia.

Sept. 16, 2019

San Joaquin continues to provide world-class support to critical wildland fire mission

The men and women of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution San Joaquin, California’s Wildland Fire Mission Team are doing their part by supplying critical items to the wildland firefighters battling fires across the nation.

Oct. 24, 2018

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna participates in 2018 Feds Feed Families campaign

Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna collected over 425 pounds of non-perishable food for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg as part of the 2018 Feds Feed Families campaign.

Sept. 24, 2018

DLA Troop Support employees donate 4,000 meals to neighbors in need

In their tenth year of participating in the campaign, employees at DLA Troop Support donated more than 3,000 pounds of food to the Feds Feed Families food drive.