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


December 2, 2020

In this photo from 2016, Vicki White, left, receives a box of fruits and vegetables at the Small Tribes of Western Washington's food distribution site on the Shoalwater Bay Reservation in Washington. Photo by Peter Kent / Defense Logistics Agency

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.

Last month the tribes signed on to receive eggs along with fresh fruits and vegetables through the USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. DLA Troop Support operates the program that provides fresh produce to schools and Native American tribes throughout the United States.

A total of 88 tribes are now approved to order shell eggs through the program, according to Patricia Scott, chief of the Subsistence Continental U.S. garrison feeding program.


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