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.
This memorandum supplements the guidance issued on May 16, 2008, concerning automatic eligibility for free meals for any child who is enrolled in Head Start.
The purpose of this memorandum is to extend the prevailing simplified acquisition threshold, commonly referred to as the small purchase threshold, to the Child and Adult Care and Summer Food Service Programs.
This Notice announces the Department's annual adjustments to the Income Eligibility Guidelines to be used in determining eligibility for free and reduced price meals and free milk for the period from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.
This memorandum announces the Child Nutrition Division’s policy for emergency operation of the SFSP in those areas of the Midwest recently affected by severe flooding.
[As Amended Through PL 110–246, Effective May 22, 2008]
PART B—Purposes of Commodity Distributions
PART C—Specific Commodities
This memorandum provides guidance regarding amendments to the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act that extend automatic eligibility for free meal benefits, including free milk, to all children enrolled in Head Start and participating in child nutrition programs.
This notice makes several corrections to child nutrition programs income eligibility guidelines.
Simplified SFSP procedures, which became effective January 1, 2008, allow reimbursement based solely on the number of meals served times the reimbursement rates.
This notice informs the public of the annual adjustments to the reimbursement rates for meals served in the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP). These adjustments reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index and are required by the statute governing the Program. In addition, further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in the States of Alaska and Hawaii, as authorized by the William F. Goodling Child Nutrition Reauthorization Act of 1998.