1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East
State Capitol Room E-28 
Charleston, WV 25305-0170 
(304) 558-3550 

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture’s Food Distribution Program provides economic support to West Virginia school-age children and to those in need through distribution of USDA Commodity Foods. 

A federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost
This assistance is only available in Barbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Clay, Doddridge, Greenbrier, Jefferson, Marshall, Mineral Morgan, Preston, Ritchie, Summers, Taylor, Tyler, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt.  For more information on a local food pantry contact Mountaineer Food Bank 

A program that works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods.

Serving residents of Boone, Cabell, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, Putnam, Wayne or Wyoming

Serving residents of Braxton, Calhoun, Fayette, Gilmer, Grant, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Mercer, Monongalia, Monroe, Nicholas, Ohio, Pendleton, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Raleigh, Randolph, Roane, Tucker, Upshur, or Wood

Explore agritourism throughout West Virginia

Resources for business development and growth of agribusiness and economy ​

West Virginia Specialty Crop Block Grant
This US Department of Agriculture funding helps the West Virginia Department of Agriculture fund projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the State and support crop growth through marketing, education and research. 

USDA offers several funding opportunities through its West Virginia Office

Find a local farmers market 

A program that encourages students to produce their own school food programs, and to use garden-based learning programs for educational purposes​