Resource | Policy Memos | SP10 SFSP06-2017
Meal Service Requirements in the Summer Meal Programs, with Questions and Answers – Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on meal service requirements in the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option.

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 | Policy Memos | SFSP04-2017
Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status–Revised

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify guidance to State agencies on procedures for reviewing the nonprofit status of organizations applying to participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  In addition, this memorandum clarifies the corrective actions required by organizations whose tax-exempt status has been revoked.  This revision supersedes the June 30, 2011 policy memorandum, SFSP 17-2011: Automatic Revocation of Tax Exempt Status.  

Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP03 SFSP02-2017
Q&A: Purchasing Goods and Services Using Cooperative Agreements, Agents, and Third-Party Services

This memorandum provides general guidance on the various procurement groups FNS has identified, how to use each group in a way that complies with federal procurement standards, and supersedes SP 35-2012, Procuring Services of Purchasing Cooperatives, Group Purchasing Organizations, Group Buying Organizations, etc., dated June 12, 2012.

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

This memo has been superseded by SP04 CACFP03 SFSP03-2020: Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures.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 | Policy Memos | SP48 CACFP16 SFSP16-2016
Using Federal Funds to Support FoodCorps Service Members

This memorandum clarifies how state agencies and school food authorities can use federal funds to support FoodCorps service members.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP41 CACFP13 SFSP15-2016
The Use of Share Tables in Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum extends the use of share tables to the CACFP’s at-risk afterschool component and provides a reminder to all child nutrition program operators of the opportunity presented by share tables to reduce food waste and the food safety requirements that must be followed when using share tables during meal service.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP40 CACFP12 SFSP14-2016
Updated Guidance: Contracting with Food Service Management

This memo and attachments refer to updated guidance for state agencies and School Food Authorities (SFA) contracting with food service management companies (FSMC).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP39 CACFP11 SFSP13-2016
State Agency Prior Approval Process for SFA Equipment Purchases

This memorandum updates SP31–2014, State Agency Prior Approval Process for School Food Authority (SFA) Equipment Purchases,  to include new regulation citations for the cost principles related to the purchase of equipment.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP12-2016
SFSP Participation by Higher Education Institutions, Hospitals, and other Non-Profit Organizations under Contract with a FSMC

This memorandum provides guidance to State agencies administering the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) that are seeking to approve non-profit organizations such as higher education institutions and hospitals (referred to collectively herein as “Organizations”) that are under contract with a food service management company (FSMC) to provide food service operations.