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Commodity Distribution

Children Eating a School LunchThis section administers USDA's Food Distribution Program for schools and residential institutions and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. These programs provide nutritious, USDA purchased food to children and low-income needy people while supporting American agricultural producers.

Contact Information:

Main Phone: (615) 837-5162
Fax: (615) 837-5014

Mailing Address:
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Commodity Distribution Section
PO Box 40627
Nashville, TN 37204

For Overnight Carrier, Street Address:
Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Commodity Distribution Section
440 Hogan Road
Nashville, TN 37220

Commodity Complaints

To file a complaint about a USDA commodity food, program recipients should email Sheri Wright at Sheri.Wright@tn.gov or call 615-837-5143.  More information about commodity complaints can be found at the USDA Commodity Complaint website: http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/complaints/default.htm.

Program Resources

Office Directory

Debbie Combs Program Specialist Debbie.Combs@tn.gov - 615-837-5140
Patsy Harris Administrative Secretary Patsy.Harris@tn.gov - 615-837-5162
Terry Minton Administrator Terry.Minton@tn.gov - 615-837-5530
Schanty Russell Clerk 3 Schanty.Russell@tn.gov - 615-837-5168
Sheri Wright Program Specialist Sheri.Wright@tn.gov - 615-837-5143

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