Resource | Policy Memos | FD-144, SP 04-2018, SFSP 01-2018, CACFP 04-2018
Market Basket Analysis when Procuring Program Goods and Modifying Contracted-For Product Lists

This memorandum provides guidance to state distributing agencies and recipient agencies on the use of market basket analysis in procuring processed end products for USDA Foods in Schools and commercial goods for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-107
Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating

This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-104
Value of USDA Donated Foods for Audits (Revised)

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the options available to state distributing agencies or recipient agencies in assigning value to USDA donated foods for audit purposes.

Resource | Comment Request
Comment Request - Special Nutrition Programs Quick Response Surveys

 This is a new generic clearance that will allow the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to quickly collect and analyze specific information from State and local administrators of the Special Nutrition Programs (SNP), including the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, Food Distribution on Indian Reservation, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and the Emergency Food Assistance Program. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-062
Electronic Receipting for USDA Direct and Multi-Food Shipments (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of a new and revised requirement for all Receiving Organizations (i.e., organizations that receive shipments of Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods, including Distributing Agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO), recipient agencies, processors, and warehouses). This memorandum replaces the previous FD-062 dated April 25, 2011 , and adjusts the maximum timeframe for entering shipment receipts in the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-080
Guidance in Crediting for, and Use of Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to provide guidance in ensuring compliance with requirements in Subpart D of 7 CFR Part 250 with respect to crediting for, and use of donated foods in contracts with food service management companies (FSMCs).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-066
Continuation of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Assistance During a Human Pandemic (Revised)

This policy memorandum is the result of activities undertaken to plan a government-wide response to a potential human pandemic and addresses the operation of its USDA food programs during a major pandemic event. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-089
Clarification of State Agency Review Requirements for Donated, Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this policy memorandum is to clarify the responsibilities of the state administering agency and the state distributing agency with respect to ensuring compliance with requirements for donated foods in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), and the Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-084
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs

Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs (dated June 21, 2006) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in 7 CFR 250.60, in accordance with the final rule, "Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions" (the FSMC final rule), which was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 8, 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 6, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-081
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

7 CFR Parts 225 and 250 provide for the distribution of donated foods to eligible service institutions (referred to as sponsors in 7 CFR Part 225) in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). These service institutions may include school food authorities (SFAs), residential summer camps, or other public or private nonprofit \ organizations that serve summer meals to children. Although the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act does not establish a specific per-meal value of donated food assistance in SFSP (as in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)), FNS has traditionally provided donated food assistance in SFSP valued at 1.5 cents per meal served. Such assistance helps service institutions to provide nutritious meals to children participating in summer activities. However, the relatively small amount of donated food assistance provided presents some challenges to distributing agencies in distributing such foods in an efficient and cost-effective manner.