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Resource | Newsletters

USDA Foods e-Letters

USDA Foods from Farm to Plate  e-Letters feature resources, news, and best practices, rotating our monthly focus between a general e-Letter and a trio of program-specific e-Letters: “Spotlight on Schools” for USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program and other child nutrition programs, “Household Highlights” for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program, and “FDPIR Connection” for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. 

Resource | Technical Assistance

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Toolkits

This gallery features a variety of toolkits that have been developed by non-profit or government agencies to assist FDPIR program operators in providing nutrition-related content to their participants. Toolkits can be used to access a collection of resources that may include lesson plans, videos, and/or handouts on a specific targeted subject matter.

Resource | Nutrition Education

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Videos

This gallery contains video resources such as cooking demonstrations from government agencies, non-profits, and ITOs. These videos can be used as part of a larger training or presentation or to provide inspiration and ideas to FDPIR program participants.

Resource | Nutrition Education

FDPIR Sharing Gallery

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Sharing Gallery is a source of inspiration and sharing of nutrition education materials, recipes, photos, news, grant opportunities, and other resources for Indian Tribal Organizations participating in FDPIR.

Resource | Info Sheets

FDPIR Sharing Gallery: Handouts

The Sharing Gallery is a source of inspiration and sharing of nutrition education materials, recipes, photos, news, grant opportunities, and other resources for Indian Tribal Organizations participating in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0098

FNS Handbook 501 for FDPIR

The FNS Handbook 501 provides Indian Tribal Organizations and state agencies guidance on the administration of the food distribution program. The chapters within the handbook cover all aspects of the program including financial management, certification of households, food ordering, and inventory control.

Resource | Training

FDPIR Household Certification Training Course

Welcome to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service’s Household Certification Training course for the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. FDPIR is a federal program that provides USDA foods to low-income households living on Indian reservations, in designated areas near reservations, and in the State of Oklahoma. FNS developed the FDPIR Household Certification Training course to help Indian Tribal Organization (ITO) and state agency certification workers and their supervisors successfully administer the program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Bean Basics Toolkit

Beans are a versatile food that can be used in many ways. This toolkit will provide an overview of everything you may want to know about beans! You will learn about the difference between canned and dry beans, discover new cooking techniques, and find ideas to add beans to traditional recipes. There are also new, interesting recipes that use beans if you want to get creative!  

Resource | Forms

Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief

FNS Form 292A is to be used to report Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief. 

FNS-292A
Resource | Fact Sheets

TEFAP Fact Sheet

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, USDA purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to state distributing agencies.