Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2008-0059
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

In this memorandum, we present several options for consideration by the distributing agency to help ensure that service institutions receive donated foods for use in the summer meals provided in SFSP in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

FD-081
Resource | Legislation
PL 110-246: Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants (June 18, 2008)

PL 110-246: Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants (June 18, 2008)

Resource | Forms
Participation in Food Programs - by Race

Form FNS-101: Participation in Food Programs - by Race 

FNS-101
Resource | Forms
Monthly Distribution of Donated Foods to Family Units

The ITO/state agency must submit Form FNS-152, Monthly Distribution of Donated Foods to Family Units,  that documents the data obtained in the physical inventory with the perpetual inventory record. Shortages must be reported to the appropriate FNS regional office.

FNS-152
Resource | Forms
Monthly Report of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Quarterly Administrative Financial Status Report

Per 7 CFR 247.29(b)(2), the CSFP state agency must report the receipt and distribution of commodities, as well as beginning and ending inventories and other commodity data on a monthly basis via the FNS-153, Monthly Report of the Commodity Supplemental Food Program and Quarterly Administrative Financial Status Report.

FNS-153
Resource | Forms
Report of Shipment Received Over, Short and/or Damaged

Form FNS-57 is used by consignees to report overages and shortages in a shipment and commodities damaged in transit.

FNS-57
Resource | Forms
Report of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Administrative Costs

Form FNS-667 is used by state agencies to report use of TEFAP administrative funds.  

FNS-667
Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions - Approval of Information Collection Request

This document announces approval of the information collection requirements (ICR) for the final rule entitled Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions published on August 8, 2008. 

Resource | Notices
TEFAP: Availability of Commodities for Fiscal Year 2008

This notice announces the surplus and purchased commodities that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008. The commodities made available under this notice must, at the discretion of the State, be distributed to eligible recipient agencies for use in preparing meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.

Resource | Research | Promoting Healthy Eating
FDPIR Food Package Nutritional Quality: Report to Congress

This report, required under the 2008 Farm Bill, reviews the nutritional quality of the food package provided through USDA’s Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), comparing its content to scientific standards including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs), the Thrifty Food Plan nutrient standards and the Healthy Eating Index-2005. The FDPIR food package provides a nutritious variety of foods, and sufficient calories to meet the energy needs of most sedentary individuals and many moderately active children. While, similar to American diets in general, there is room for improvement in the quantities of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and whole grains, the nutritional content of the package is considerable. Individuals consuming FDPIR foods in the quantities provided would achieve a HEI-2005 score of 81 out of 100, considerably better than Americans in general (58 out of 100) and SNAP participants (52 out of 100). The efforts of the FDPIR Food Package Review Work Group, a partnership between FNS and the American Indian community to improve the food package, have contributed to the package’s quality.