Nutritional Support Activities

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International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP)

Established in 2000, the International Food Relief Partnership (IFRP) is a Title II-funded program to support the production, packaging, and stockpiling of specialized (ready-to-use), shelf-stable prepackaged foods, and also for the transport, delivery and distribution of those commodities by U.S. and non-U.S. non-profit and Public International Organizations (PIO).

The primary goal of the program is to enhance the food security and nutritional status of vulnerable populations across the globe – including at risk infants/young children, orphans, pregnant/lactating women, the elderly, and other similar groups – through direct food distribution programs primarily in institutional settings such as health clinics, schools and community centers. Currently, the commodities available under the program are either specialized ready-to-use supplementary foods, or a fortified micro-nutrient lentil/vegetable soup mix. 

Hand in hand with these food distributions, grantees also provide training on food preparation and nutrition to prevent malnutrition among beneficiaries. 

A secondary goal of the IFRP is to expand USAID’s base of non-profit organizations capable of managing U.S. government-funded international food aid programs. Through this program, USAID works to increase the capacity of selected (non-traditional) food aid implementing partners. For general inquiries about the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, please email

Nutritional Support Activity - IFRP Proposal Guidance and Request for Applications:

Other Nutritional Support Activities

In addition to the IFRP program, many of USAID’s emergency and development food assistance programs also work in the area of nutritional support through therapeutic feeding, supplementary feeding, and institutional feeding.

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