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CSFP Food Package: What You Need to Know

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is making significant revisions to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food package in response to feedback from the CSFP community. This is the first of a series of webinars that will help CSFP state and local agencies prepare to implement the food package changes.

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What CSFP Agencies Are Doing to Prepare for Changes

The CSFP Food Package enhancements will be implemented starting November 1, 2019. States and local sites have many things to think about before November.
Join us for this webinar to hear from three state and local agencies who will talk about the things they are doing to prepare for the changes. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.

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Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution

This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all Distributing Agencies and Recipient Agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.

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Monitoring Orders, Submitting Changes, and PO Modifications Webinar

This webinar discusses the process of modifying a Purchase Order (PO) and present a new format for submitting change requests.

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CSFP and TEFAP Regulatory Update

In this July 26, 2016, webinar for State and local agencies administering the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution Division’s Policy Branch staff outline the regulatory changes impacting CSFP and TEFAP in two recently released final rules: (1) Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods and The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and (2) Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations.

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USDA Foods Value Pass Through

This webinar explains how the money spent to buy USDA Foods for processing is returned to the state/schools through various value pass-through systems and explores real-life scenarios.

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USDA Foods Order Management and Monitoring, Part 2

This  webinar for States and Processors recaps sales order receipting and the impact on the monthly performance report (MPR) as well as present information on inventory reconciliation at the national level and bond monitoring, covering the processor’s responsibility to monitor and to manage inbound orders and transfers, and providing an overview of State responsibilities and sweep procedures and tools for State reconciliation of MPRs. 

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CSFP State and Local Agency Training for New Mexico

Lauren King-Dillon and Special Allen of the Household Operations Branch review multi-food and direct shipments, ordering and planning, inventory management best practices, and WBSCM information, and Carolyn Smalkowski and Erica Antonson of the Policy Branch discuss food package distribution, caseload management, inventories, and the inventory calculator.

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USDA Foods Order Management and Monitoring, Part 1

This webinar shares an array of information on the catalog and schedules, ship-to process, order review and monitoring, order changes and communication, and order receiving and receipting.

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USDA Foods Strategic Ordering and Forecasting

This webinar explains how to be an ideal customer; shares best practices for planning, forecasting, and procurement of USDA Foods; discusses data and inventory analysis and shares tips for planning and ordering.