Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program
The Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program (OACP) directs surplus agricultural products from more than 100 Ohio farmers, growers, and producers to Ohio’s 12 Feeding America foodbanks.
Through cooperation between the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, who serve as grant manager for the program, along with member foodbanks and local agricultural providers, the Ohio Association of Foodbanks feeds millions of hungry Ohioans through OACP. The association works with its agricultural partners to purchase surplus commodity products and unmarketable fruits and vegetables, preventing unnecessary waste and reducing losses in the agricultural industry. The association distributes those nutritious items to member foodbanks, who in turn distribute that food to more than 3,300 local emergency food providers.
The fruits, vegetables, and produce purchased and distributed through OACP makes up some of the most nutritious food available through the emergency food network. Along with OFP, it provides a vital supplement to products available through federal programs like The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
View the most recent outcomes of the Ohio Agricultural Clearance Program.