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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 | 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.

10/20/2023
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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance Total TEFAP Assistance to States

TEFAP Administrative Funds and Food Entitlement Allocations

10/03/2023
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 | Webinars/Videos Supporting Kosher and Halal-Observant Communities Through TEFAP

FNS hosted a webinar to provide state agencies and food banks with information about how TEFAP can support cultural and religious practices around food, particularly those serving kosher and halal observant communities. The webinar featured panelists from state agencies and food banks who have successfully implemented processes to serve these specific communities.

09/13/2023
Page updated: October 14, 2021