Food Distribution Program
Jean Smith, Director
Darrell Carter, Program Director
Henry Bender, Warehouse Manager
Under the guidance, direction and governance
of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) and United
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), this section provides economic support
through food distribution to West Virginia Child Nutrition Programs
and qualified Recipient Agencies that serve low-income and needy
families in West Virginia.
Food items are provided by the USDA under price-support and
surplus-removal legislation of Title 7 of The Code of Federal Regulations
by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill)
and by West Virginia Food Processing and Fresh Produce Programs
of the WVDA.
The Food Distribution Section is equipped with a fleet of refrigerated trucks, material
handling equipment, storage facilities, and employees that allow
for the receipt, allocation, delivery, monitoring, inspection, training,
and other assistance to all West Virginia agencies that receive
Recipient agencies include all 55 County School Systems,
79 additional Child Nutrition Programs, 2 food banks, and 66 soup
kitchens and charitable institutions. This equates to a total of
more than 200 agencies served directly by the Food Distribution Section.
Deliveries are made at least monthly, often twice a month, and occasionally
three times a month to each recipient agency.
Effectively implemented USDA's new online Electronic Commodity
Ordering System (ECOS).
Expanded our processing program to include several new items,
including new frozen, heat-and-serve items.
Effectively maintained and expanded the DOD Fresh Fruit and
Developed the School Inspection Handbook to provide guidance
to Child Nutrition Programs as to the procedures and expectations
of W.Va. Department of Agriculture Inspectors.
Developed and implemented a Memorandum of Understanding with
the W.Va. Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition and
the W.Va. Department of Agriculture Regulatory and Environmental
Affairs Division regarding food recall procedures.
Food Distribution's Staff:
Henry, Warehouse Manager - firstname.lastname@example.org
Darrell, Program Director - email@example.com
Cook, Jason, Inventory Control Officer
Fields, Jeff, Driver
Higginbotham, Michele, Administrative Assistant/Dispatcher - firstname.lastname@example.org
Parsons, Jason, Forklift Operator/Laborer
Paul, Melanie, TEFAP Coordinator - email@example.com
David, Inspector - firstname.lastname@example.org
Roush, Carl "Luke", Warehouse laborer
Scaggs, Melinda, Executive Assistant - email@example.com
Thomas, James, Driver
|Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1069, Ripley, WV 25271
|Delivery Address: 4496 Cedar Lake Road, Ripley,WV 25271
Phone: 304-558-0573; Fax: 304-372-3322