Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management System (IFMS) replaces the legacy, Automated Inventory System (AIS). IFMS consolidates food distribution transactions into a seamless, easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0074
Electronic Receipting for USDA Direct and Multi-Food Shipments (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of a new and revised requirement for all Receiving Organizations (i.e., organizations that receive shipments of Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods, including Distributing Agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO), recipient agencies, processors, and warehouses). This memorandum replaces the previous FD-062 dated April 25, 2011 , and adjusts the maximum timeframe for entering shipment receipts in the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

FD-062
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Foods in Schools Ordering Schedule

USDA Foods in Schools ordering schedule for school year 2021. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1988-0013
Eligibility of Schools and Institutions to Participate in School Nutrition Programs

Occasionally, applications for participation in the School Nutrition Programs may be received from organizations that do not clearly meet the definition of “school.”

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0040
Fees for Lunchroom Services

This Instruction sets forth the policy regarding fees, other than the basic meal charge, assessed against children participating in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs to support the meal or milk service.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1972-0001
Amounts and Use of Nonfat Dry Milk, Whole Dry Milk, and Canned Evaporated Milk Equivalent to One-Half Pint of Fluid Whole Milk

This Instruction prescribes the amounts and use of nonfat dry milk, whole dry milk, and canned evaporated milk which are equivalent to one-half pint of fluid whole milk. These equivalents are to be used in schools approved for the service of lunches without milk.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1991-0011
Approval of Child Care Institutions for the Summer Food Service Program

The purpose of this Instruction is to clarify issues which have been raised in the past concerning the approval of child care institutions as sponsors for the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-1986-0002
Approval of Sponsors Under Investigation or Audit in the Summer Food Service Program

Applications of sponsors who are currently under investigation or audit or which have outstanding obligations related to their prior participation in the Summer Food Service Program should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.