Service members carve trays of turkeyThe Subsistence supply chain provides food support for the military all over the world. From individually packaged meals in a soldier's ruck sack, to a ship's galley and to full service dining facilities on military installations, Subsistence gets that food there.

We work with our industry partners around the globe to feed the newest troops in training and seasoned sailors at sea. And we take pride in ensuring our service members have a taste of home for the holidays, no matter where they’re deployed.

A gloved hand holds an opened pack from an MRE outdoorsDLA has been designated by the Secretary of Defense as the Defense Department Executive Agent for Subsistence.

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, we also provide fresh fruit and vegetables to children in 47 states through our school lunch program. Subsistence also supports other non-DoD activities, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State Department, Veterans’ Homes and more.

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