The LFPA/LFPA+ are programs by which GDA, using $23.6M in funding granted from USDA (through ARP/CCC), pays Socially Disadvantaged agricultural producers for their Georgia-grown products and distributes them to underserved communities through Georgia’s eight regional Feeding America foodbanks.
Purpose and Overview of Georgia’s program (as approved by USDA in August 2022)
Are you a Socially Disadvantaged agricultural producer/farmer who would like to participate in LFPA? If so, go here: https://agr.georgia.gov/serve-georgia-grown
For the purpose of this program, “socially disadvantaged” is a farmer or rancher who is a member of a Socially Disadvantaged Group, which is a group whose members have been subject to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and, where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program.
GDA’s non-profit partner for LFPA coordination/purchases from Socially Disadvantaged producers is The Common Market
GDA’s non-profit partner for LFPA administration/reporting is the Atlanta Community Food Bank
GDA welcomes the public to comment on its LFPA program at any time at LFPA@agr.georgia.gov
Links for participating partners who have active contracts with GDA:
-Reimbursement Request Form for Georgia’s Feeding America foodbanks (complete & send to GDA, along with an invoice/cover sheet from your organization and all required backup documentation)
-Quarterly Reporting Form for Georgia’s Feeding America foodbanks (complete & send to ACFB)
Questions? Send to LFPA@agr.georgia.gov