Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Farm to School Resources

Welcome to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Office of Community Food Systems (OCFS) Farm to School Resources Page. 

Resource | Newsletters
e-Letter Archive

The Dirt, USDA’s Office of Community Food Systems monthly e-Letter is chock full of updates, webinar info, relevant news, and field notes. Check out the archives, below, to explore grantee success stories, resource highlights, and Census facts.

Resource | Technical Assistance
Farmers' Markets Accepting SNAP Benefits

These resource materials provide the names and locations of Farmers’ Markets that were authorized to accept SNAP benefits during particular months.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Seeding Success 2021 - Webinar 3 - Harvesting and Sharing

This webinar highlights different types of challenges that Farm to School grantees have faced when switching to virtual learning environments, platforms and meetings.

Resource | Research, Analysis & Background | General/Other
State of Origin for USDA Foods

The State of Origin data report for each fiscal year includes information on states where USDA purchased foods in that year. Learn where your USDA Foods are likely to come from, and what the top food is in your state!

Resource | Product Information
Household Programs USDA Foods Product Information Sheets: Dairy

This page includes links to all the Household USDA Foods Product Information Sheets for the Dairy food group. 

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
Farm to School Census and Comprehensive Review

The Farm to School Census and Comprehensive Review includes the 2019 Farm to School Census; a descriptive review of the USDA Farm to School Grant Program; a review of published research on farm to school since 2010; and a set of interviews with school food distributors. These reports will be released over the course of 2021.

Resource | Fact Sheets
The Emergency Food Assistance Program Farm to Food Bank Project Grants

The purpose of Farm to Food Bank Projects is to (a) reduce food waste at the agricultural production, processing, or distribution level through the donation of food, (b) provide food to individuals in need, and (c) build relationships between agricultural producers, processors, and distributors and emergency feeding organizations through the donation of food.

Resource | Fact Sheets
FY 2021 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

During the second year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3.764 million to 24 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. Seventeen of those states received FY 2020 funding and seven are newly participating states. The 24 state agencies that received an award are identified in this resource. 
 

Resource | Nutrition Education
Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025 was released on December 29, 2020. These are the 9th edition of the Dietary Guidelines.