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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 | Technical Assistance & Guidance

National Processing Agreement (NPA) Approved Processors

List of National Processing Agreement approved processors for USDA Foods in Schools by school year.  

Resource | Forms

Destination Data for Delivery of Donated Foods

Form FNS-7 "Destination Data for Delivery of Donated Foods" is to be used for reporting in conjunction with FNS Instruction 709-5.  

Form FNS-7
Resource | Webinars/Videos

Procurement Strategies for School Year 2021-2022: Webinar for School Food Authorities

This webinar discusses school meal procurement strategies and USDA school meal program flexibilities, waivers, and training resources for School Year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0073

FD-40: Inventory Draw Down in USDA Foods Processing (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification on the value pass through methods available under 7 CFR 250.36 and on the timing of processor inventory reductions (also referred to as draw down) of USDA Foods under each system.

FD-40: Processing
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods in Schools Ordering Schedule

USDA Foods in Schools ordering schedule for school year 2021. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

It's a New School Year: What's Happening with USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods Processing Templates and Forms

This page contains resources, templates, and forms related to the USDA Foods in Schools processing program.  

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0029

Management of Donated Food Inventories at Processors

This memorandum addresses inventory limitations and requirements that USDA Foods processors must follow when manufacturing processed end products for use in child nutrition programs.

FD-064
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0013

USDA Foods Processing Program: Cancellation of Policy Memoranda

In order to update and streamline policy guidance for the USDA Foods Processing Program, FNS is cancelling policy memoranda FD-009, FD-025, FD-130, FD-102, FD-030, FD-038, FD-048, FD-103, and FD-108. The guidance provided by these memoranda is outdated and has been superseded by the Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods, which was published on May 1, 2018.

FD-145