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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance USDA Foods Database

Check out this database to access vendor-specific product information for all direct delivered USDA Foods for the National School Lunch Program.

11/09/2023
Resource | Nutrition Education FDPIR Nutrition Education

FDPIR administering agencies are responsible for providing nutrition education to participants. Federal administrative funding is available for these activities, which can include individual nutrition counseling, cooking demonstrations, nutrition classes, and the dissemination of information on how USDA Foods may be used to contribute to a nutritious diet.

10/19/2023
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance IFMS Demos and Tutorials

The following videos are available to demonstrate functionality and provide tutorials for specific activities in IFMS. 

10/18/2023
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

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

10/11/2023
Resource | Fact Sheets The Emergency Food Assistance Program Farm to Food Bank Project Grants

The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.

09/15/2023
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Halal Foods in TEFAP

Provides information on food items available through TEFAP that may be acceptable to halal-observant communities. 

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09/13/2023
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance Kosher Foods in TEFAP

This page provides information on the items available through TEFAP that may be acceptable to kosher-observant communities.

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09/13/2023
Resource | Guidance Documents FDPIR Monthly Distribution Guide Rates By Household Size

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O shows the FDPIR monthly distribution guide rates by household size effective Sept. 1, 2023. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

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08/16/2023
Resource | Policy Memos Guidance for Submitting Amendments to TEFAP State Plans per 7 CFR 251.6

This memorandum provides guidance to TEFAP state agencies on how to submit proposed amendments to their TEFAP state plans as discussed in existing regulations.

07/05/2023
Resource | Grants TEFAP Reach and Resiliency: Round Two Projects

FNS awarded over $58.5 million in round two TEFAP Reach and Resiliency grants to 40 TEFAP state agencies.  

06/26/2023
Page updated: October 14, 2021