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Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance

Integrated Food Management System (IFMS)

The Integrated Food Management System replaces the legacy, Automated Inventory System. IFMS consolidates food distribution transactions into a seamless, easy-to-use cloud-based platform.

Resource | Forms

FNS-155: Inventory Management Register

Consistent with 7 CFR 250.14(f)(1) and (2), FNS requires that inventories do not exceed a six-month supply of any USDA Foods without approval from FNS. Per 7 CFR 250.17(a), state agencies administering TEFAP are required to use Form FNS-155, Inventory Management Register, to report any food items in state and state-contracted warehouses that exceed six months of inventory.

FNS-155
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0073

FD-40: Inventory Draw Down in USDA Foods Processing (Revised)

This memorandum provides clarification on the value pass through methods available under 7 CFR 250.36 and on the timing of processor inventory reductions of USDA Foods under each system.

FD-40: Processing
Resource | Webinars/Videos

Managing USDA Foods for Schools Entitlement, Orders, and Inventories in SY 2021-2022

This webinar provides best practices to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools for school year 2021-2022. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos

COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for state distributing agency and FNS regional office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

Resource | Forms

FNS-152: Monthly Distribution of Donated Foods to Family Units

The ITO/state agency must submit Form FNS-152, Monthly Distribution of Donated Foods to Family Units,  that documents the data obtained in the physical inventory with the perpetual inventory record. Shortages must be reported to the appropriate FNS regional office.

FNS-152
Resource | Webinars/Videos

What are CSFP State and Local Agencies Doing to Prepare for Changes?

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 to the CSFP Food Package. USDA staff will also address some common questions about the enhanced food package.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0029

Management of Donated Food Inventories at Processors

This memorandum addresses inventory limitations and requirements that USDA Foods processors must follow when manufacturing processed end products for use in child nutrition programs.

FD-064
Resource | Webinars/Videos

Monitoring with the FDPIR Inventory Calculator

This webinar provided an overview of the FDPIR Inventory Calculator and the FDPIR inventory monitoring process and discussed how to complete an inventory calculator, how to analyze the calculator results, and how the inventory calculator can help with order monitoring and planning. This webinar is appropriate for staff who use or will use the calculator, Team Leads, and Branch Chiefs.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2017-0064

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.

FD-107