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Using USDA Foods in Disasters, Emergencies, and Situations of Distress

This webinar is intended for State Distributing Agencies and FNS Regional Office staff and highlights how USDA Foods may be used in congregate feeding or disaster household distribution during a disaster, emergency, or situation of distress response. We discuss the importance of planning, preparation and communication before, during and after a disaster response.

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The Enhanced CSFP Food Package in Action: Where Are We Now?

In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.

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CSFP 101

The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics.  Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.

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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.

 

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CSFP Caseload Management Webinar

Each January the USDA releases annual Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) caseload levels for states. This February 20, 2020 webinar discussed how national caseload is calculated, how states receive additional caseload, and best practices for caseload management.  Additionally, we provided an overview of the new CSFP certification period requirements under the 2018 Farm Bill and how the change affects caseload management.

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Are you Ready for the CSFP Food Package Changes?

The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.

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Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

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Planning for Successful Implementation of the Enhanced CSFP Food Package

In February 2019, USDA announced changes to the monthly food package that will be implemented beginning November 1, 2019. This webinar will focus on the new options and flexibilities within each category and provide guidance about how to plan for a successful transition. To help states and local sites adjust their inventory and orders to implement the changes on November 1, USDA will provide a demo of the recently released Food Package Ordering Tool. 

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What are CSFP State and Local Agencies Doing to Prepare for Changes?

Join us for this webinar to hear from three state and local agencies who will talk about the things they are doing to prepare for the changes to the CSFP Food Package. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.

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CSFP Food Package Changes: Ordering Guidance for Direct Shipments

This webinar recording provides more information on CSFP food package changes and how to adjust direct shipment ordering to prepare for implementation starting this November 2019. FNS reviewed products that will be phased out, new material codes (pack sizes) that will be added to the catalog as well as anticipated new product offerings. FNS discussed catalog availability and ordering deadlines and how to anticipate direct ship needs for the new guide rate.