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Food Distribution Division

Food Distribution Division

The Food Distribution Division contributes to the nutritional well-being of the citizens of North Carolina by distributing USDA Foods to eligible Recipient Agencies. Food Distribution administers seven food programs for USDA.


Food Distribution operates two state warehouses for the purpose of distributing all USDA Foods allocated to seven different programs in North Carolina. Also, Food Distribution operates two small warehouses which distributes food to eligible individuals participating in specific programs.

  • The Butner Warehouse is located in Granville County. It has 60,000 square feet dry storage, 20,000 cooler and freezer, also 6,000 square feet that houses division's administrative offices.

  • The Salisbury Warehouse is located in Rowan County. It has 40,000 square feet dry storage, 7,500 square feet cooler freezer.

    Division delivery equipment: (as of October 2018)

  • 26 Road Tractors

  • 24 40 ft. Refrigerated Trailers

  • 1 28 ft. Refrigerated Trailer

  • 14 48 ft. Refrigerated Trailers

  • 1 53 ft. Refrigerated Trailers

  • 12 Forklifts

  • 1 Refrigerated Box Truck
  • A 2000 square foot maintenance shop is located at the Butner warehouse where all equipment for Food Distribution is maintained.

    Warehouse Distribution Related Information for Fiscal Year 2018-2019:

  • Miles traveled for delivery purposes: 521,929 Miles

  • Cases Received - USDA Commodities: 2,397,611 Cases

Last updated: August 2, 2019

NCDA&CS Food Distribution Division, Gary Gay, Director
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 659, Butner, North Carolina 27509-0659
Physical Address: 2582 W. Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor, North Carolina 27522
Phone: (919) 575-4490 FAX: (919) 575-4143

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