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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

WBSCM General Information

General information and helpful tips are provided on utilizing the web based supply chain management system for FNS food assistance program operators.  

Resource | Research | Participation Characteristics

SNAP Community Characteristics - Maryland

SNAP is the cornerstone of the nation’s nutrition assistance safety net. Benefits are available to most people who meet the financial and nonfinancial requirements, and the program serves a broad spectrum of low income people.

Resource | Policy

Farm Bill

President Trump signs The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the 2018 Farm Bill, that reauthorizes the programs administered by FNS through 2023.

Resource | Research | Report to Congress

Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study

The Child Nutrition Reporting Burden Analysis Study was commissioned by FNS in response to a legislative requirement of House Report 114-531. The study examined challenges faced by SAs and SFAs related to child nutrition program administrative and reporting requirements and identifying those that contribute most to the workload for SAs and SFAs that operate CN programs.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program White Paper

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides cash reimbursement and USDA Foods for support of school meals.  This White Paper explains the role of USDA Foods in the National School Lunch Program.  

Resource | Research | Demonstrations

Report on the Summer Food for Children Demonstration Projects for FY 2013

This Congressional report summarizes the implementation and evaluation of two approaches tested in the summers of 2011 through 2013. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0074

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.

FD-062