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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Database

This initiative introduces new reporting requirements for USDA vendors regarding reporting of nutrition, allergen, and ingredient information for USDA Foods in Schools.  

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA DoD Fresh program allows schools and ITOs to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at DoD. 

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.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

IFMS Release Updates

IFMS continues to evolve based on user feedback and releases to provide fixes and enhancements are scheduled every six to eight weeks.

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 Oct. 1, 2021. This document is commonly referred to as the "FDPIR Guide Rate."  

FNS Handbook 501, Exhibit O
Resource | Toolkits

USDA Foods Toolkit for Child Nutrition Programs

The USDA Foods Toolkit is a collection of valuable resources to assist child nutrition professionals in effectively using their USDA Food entitlement and to help them educate students, staff, and the community about the healthy contributions that USDA Foods provide to their meal programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

IFMS User Resources

Active IFMS users can access instructional materials, forms, and helpful references through the IFMS application. These materials are regularly updated to reflect the latest system changes with each release.

Resource | Fact Sheets

FY 2022 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

Project summaries for the 29 TEFAP state agencies that received fiscal year 2022 Farm to Food Bank project funding.

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.

Resource | Webinars/Videos

TEFAP Farm to Food Bank Projects

This webinar provides TEFAP state agencies with information on the Farm to Food Bank Project funding processes for Fiscal Year 2020.  The webinar addresses where Farm to Food Bank Project requirements are found in legislation, regulations, and policy memoranda; outlines the process for amending a TEFAP state plan in order to receive funding; and summarizes state-level responsibilities related to obligating and reporting on any funding received. Viewers will take away a better understanding of the Farm to Food Bank Project process.