Resource | Legislation
PL 88-525 - Food and Nutrition Act of 2008

[As Amended Through PL 116–94, Enacted Dec. 20, 2019]
To strengthen the agricultural economy; to help to achieve a fuller and more effective use of food abundances; to provide for improved levels of nutrition among low-income households through a cooperative federal-state program of food assistance to be operated through normal channels of trade; and for other purposes.

PL 88-525
Resource | FAQs/Q&As | FNS-GD-2019-0096
Farm to School Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes frequently asked questions regarding the Farm to School Grant Program and the grant application process.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0094
Obligation and Liquidation of FY 2019 Trade Mitigation Eligible Recipient Agency Operational Funds

The purpose of this memo is to revise obligation and liquidation deadlines for the Fiscal Year 2019 Trade Mitigation Program ERA Operational Funds, which were provided for phases 2-4 of the FY 2019 Trade Mitigation Food Purchase and Distribution Program, now referred to as the Food Purchase Distribution Program (FPDP).

Resource | Webinars/Videos
What’s New in the USDA DoD Fresh Program?

This webinar discusses recent updates and provides guidance on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Topics covered include: program allocations, adding new schools to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS), receipting orders in FFAVORS, and managing School Food Authority (SFA) expectations. This webinar is intended for FNS regional office and State Distributing Agency staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools and Indian Tribal Organizations to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency at the Department of Defense. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0088
Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance on the child nutrition program flexibilities available during unanticipated school closures. Schools may face unanticipated closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the state agency, a similar cause.

SP04 CACFP03 SFSP03-2020
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0084
CSFP: Delayed Implementation of Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

This memo has been superseded by the Oct. 22, 2020, memo "Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates."

Resource | Toolkits
CSFP Food Package Toolkit

Check out these resources to prepare for the enhanced food package coming soon!

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0078
Updated School Meal Guidance

FNS is issuing a suite of memoranda providing updated guidance for operators in the child nutrition programs, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program.

SP36-2019
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0077
Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program

This memorandum supersedes policy memo SP 31-2013, “Salad Bars in the National School Lunch Program,” dated March 27, 2013. This revision includes policy changes and general updates to outdated resources/website links and updated questions and answers.

SP41-2019