7 CFR 250.10 - Eligible distributing and subdistributing agencies.
(a) State and Federal agencies. Federal agencies and such State agencies as are designated by the Governor of the State, or by the State legislature, and approved by the Secretary are eligible to become distributing agencies.
(b) Private agencies. Where distributing agencies are not permitted by law to make distribution to private recipient agencies, or to any class of private recipient agency, private agencies which agree to make distribution of donated food on a State-wide basis and which apply directly to FNS, and are approved by the Secretary are eligible to become distributing agencies.
(c) Subdistributing agencies. If distributing agencies use subdistributing agencies to distribute donated foods, the distributing agencies' responsibilities to the Department for overall management and control of the distribution program shall not be delegated to such subdistributing agencies.