FNS Documents & Resources
This Instruction establishes the general standards and procedures that the state distributing agency (SDA), Indian Tribal Organization (ITO), 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.
School Food Authorities Purchasing Produce from Department of Defense Vendors using Section 4 and 11 FFVP Funds
This memorandum clarifies how School Food Authorities (SFAs) may use funds provided under Sections 4 and 11or19 of the National School Lunch Act (NSLA), 42 U.S.C. 1751, to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (DoD Fresh) vendors.
Questions and Answers Related to the 7 CFR Part 16: Equal Opportunity for Religious Organizations Final Rule
This memorandum answers questions to assist state, local, and eligible recipient agencies in implementing the provisions of the Final Rule and is being released in conjunction with Policy Memorandum FD-142: Further Clarification on Explicitly Religious Activities.
The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide further guidance and clarity on new donated food insurance requirements for state distributing agencies, subdistributing agencies, select commercial storage facilities, and recipient agencies that have agreements with the state distributing agency or subdistributing agency to store and distribute donated foods.
School Food Authorities Acting as a Collective Unit in the Control and Use of Donated Foods (Revised)
Policy Memorandum FD-082, Responsibilities for Claims for Food Losses (dated December 10, 2008) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in FNS Instruction 401-1, Claims for Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses-Procedures for the State Distributing Agency, as revised on December 29, 2010.
This memorandum clarifies Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding civil rights training for volunteers in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Additional information may be found in FNS Instruction 113-1.