Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2020-0130
Guidelines for Policy Statement When Serving Meals or Milk Without Separate Charge

All school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch, Commodity School, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs must submit a free and reduced price policy statement pursuant to 7 CFR Part 245.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2019-0024
Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency, Indian Tribal Organization, or other consignee must follow in receiving shipments of USDA Foods, and conveys established responsibilities for other entities such as USDA Foods vendors and carriers.

FNS Instruction 709-5
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2016-0063
Authorized Supplemental Foods and Distribution Rates of Foods for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)

This instruction promulgates program policy and provides guidance on the supplemental foods authorized for distribution in the CSFP food package. It specifies the maximum allowable rates of distribution for the supplemental foods in each package.

FNS Instruction 835-1 Rev 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0089
Financial Management - CACFP

CACFP funds are provided to assist State agencies through grants and other means to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service Programs for eligible children and adult participants in nonresidential institutions that provide care. This Instruction establishes program standards, principles and guidelines for financial management.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2013-0020
Variations in Meal Requirements for religious Reasons: Jewish Schools, Institutions, and Sponsors

This instruction is intended to clarify allowable variations to child nutrition program food components in order to meet religious needs among Jewish schools, institutions and sponsors. 

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0049
Claims For Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses - Procedures for the State Distributing Agency

The purpose of this instruction is to establish the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency must follow in order to ensure that restitution is made for the loss of donated foods, or for the loss or improper use of funds provided for, or accruing from, the distribution of donated foods.

FNS Instruction 410-1 Rev. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0041
Reimbursement for Meals and Milk Served on Weekends

This Instruction clarifies the FNS policy regarding the reimbursement of meals and milk served on weekends through the National School Lunch Program, the Commodity School Program, the School Breakfast Program, and the Special Milk Program.   

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0040
Fees for Lunchroom Services

This Instruction sets forth the policy regarding fees, other than the basic meal charge, assessed against children participating in the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk Programs to support the meal or milk service.

Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2010-0037
Reimbursement For Meals or Milk Served to Continuous School Calendar Students

This Instruction sets forth the policy on reimbursement for meals or milk served to continuous school calendar students.  

FNS Instruction 786-9 Rev. 2
Resource | Guidance Documents | FNS-GD-2009-0058
Financial Management - Child and Adult Care Food Program

CACFP funds are provided to assist state agencies through grants and other means to initiate and maintain nonprofit food service programs for eligible children and adult participants in nonresidential institutions that provide care. This Instruction establishes program standards, principles and guidelines for financial management.