Resource | Policy Memos | SP29-2019
SP 29-2019: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Allocation of Funds for Fiscal Year 2020

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for fiscal year 2020, to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines, and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.

Resource | Fact Sheets
FNS-101: Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides free, fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of FFVP is to introduce children to new fresh fruits and vegetables and increase overall their acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce. The FFVP also incorporates nutrition education.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Resource Center

-- Resources
-- Webcasts and Webinars
-- Sample Forms
-- Partners
-- Related Websites

Resource | Fact Sheets
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) Fact Sheet

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a federally assisted program providing free fresh fruits and vegetables to children at eligible elementary schools during the school day. The goal of the FFVP is to introduce children to fresh fruits and vegetables, to include new and different varieties, and to increase overall acceptance and consumption of fresh, unprocessed produce among children. The FFVP also encourages healthier school environments by promoting nutrition education.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP35-2017
FFVP: Revised FY17 Funding Allocation and FY18 Funding Allocation

This memorandum provides revised Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program FY 2017 funding allocations as discussed in SP 06-2017, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: Funding Allocation Distribution.

Resource | Research | Impacts/Evaluations
Evaluation of the Elementary Schools Pilot Project for Canned, Frozen, or Dried Fruits and Vegetables in the FFVP

This report presents results from a pre/post study comparing the fall of 2014 with the spring of 2015, to evaluate the impacts of a Pilot project under which States had the option to serve canned, frozen, and dried fruits and vegetables.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP06-2017
FFVP: Funding Allocation Distribution

Beginning in school year 2017-18, the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) will operate on a Federal fiscal year funding allocation structure. This memorandum provides guidance to State agencies on transitioning from the current FFVP funding structure to one based on a Federal fiscal year. State agencies with questions regarding FFVP should contact their respective Regional Offices.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP55 CACFP26 SFSP18-2016
Meal Service During Unanticipated School and Day Care Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that meals may be served through the Summer Food Service Program or the National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option during unanticipated school closures, including snow days, during the regular school year.

Resource | Notice
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 | SP36-2016
FFVP Allocation of Funds for School Year 2016-2017

The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, under Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, has been a nationwide program since 2008 and operates in select elementary schools in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide funding allocation amounts for all state agencies for SY 2016-2017; to provide information on funding requirements and deadlines; and to serve as a reminder of important program requirements.