Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Best Practices to Safely Handle and Store USDA Foods at Home

A set of three handouts on best practices to help you safely handle and store USDA foods at home.

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 | 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 | Fact Sheets
Fiscal Year 2021 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

During the second year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3.764 million to 24 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. Seventeen of those states received FY 2020 funding and seven are newly participating states. The 24 state agencies that received an award are identified in this resource. 

Resource | Waivers
CN - SFSP Application Notification Waiver
Resource | Policy
FFCRA Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2021-2022 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations

Pursuant to section 2202(a) of the FFCRA, as extended by the Continuing Appropriations Act 2021, FNS is establishing a nationwide opt-in waiver to help minimize the impact of coronavirus related school closures on USDA Foods entitlement calculations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0002
Nationwide Waiver of Food Service Management Contract Duration in the NSLP and SFSP Extension

This waiver allows food service management company contracts that may expire by or around June 30, 2021, and have not been extended for SY 2020-2021 to be extended through school year 2021-2022 (June 30, 2022). To ensure program integrity during this time, extended FSMC contracts are limited to one-year only. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #71
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0167
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Reimbursement for Meals Served Prior to Notification of Approval and Provide Flexibility for Pre-Approval Visits in SFSP - Extension

FNS is granting a nationwide waiver to allow state agencies to reimburse Summer Food Service Program sponsors for meals served prior to the sponsor receiving written notification that the sponsor or site has been approved for participation in the Program. FNS is also waiving the requirement for state agencies to conduct pre-approval visits of SFSP sponsors and sites. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #69
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0176
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibilities in the SFSP – Extension 2

During the public health emergency due to COVID-19, FNS waives, for all states, requirements that limit the use of Offer Versus Serve to school food authorities and require sponsors to apply OVS under the rules followed for the National School Lunch Program. This waiver applies to state agencies administering and local organizations operating SFSP. 

COVID-19: Child Nutrition Response #67
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0175
Nationwide Waiver of Meal Service Time Restrictions in the SFSP and the NSLP Seamless Summer Option – Extension 2

FNS waives, for all states that elect to be subject to this waiver, the meal service time requirements allowing meals served outside of the standard meal times. This waiver applies to state agencies administering and local organizations operating the: Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option. 

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #66