Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
National Processing Agreement (NPA) Approved Processors

List of National Processing Agreement approved processors for USDA Foods in Schools by school year.  

Resource | Fact Sheets
TEFAP Fact Sheet

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. Through TEFAP, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) purchases a variety of nutritious, high-quality USDA Foods, and makes those foods available to State Distributing Agencies.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program allows schools to use USDA Foods entitlement dollars to buy fresh produce. The program is operated by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) at the Department of Defense. In school year (SY) 1994-1995, the program began as a pilot in eight states; $3.2 million of produce was delivered to schools. Today, schools in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam participate in the program. USDA DoD Fresh allocations may be changed throughout the year and USDA does not impose a cap on the amount of entitlement used through this program.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Disaster Preparedness: The Role of USDA Foods in Disasters

In this webinar, we discuss what actions you can take and the resources available to be better prepared for a disaster when utilizing USDA Foods.

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 | Books
Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Electronic Media Use in CACFP

This easy-to-read summary highlights findings that answer these questions: (1) What are the biggest nutrition and wellness challenges for child care? (2) What do providers need to overcome these challenges? (3) What are the best ways for providers to receive training and resources?

Resource | Nutrition Education
Make Today a Try-Day in CACFP: Poster/Sticker Set

Encourage children in your child care program to try new foods with this colorful poster and fun 2” stickers!

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Youth
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Congratulations on Your Commitment to Becoming a Champion to End Hunger
Resource | Infographics
USDA Foods Farmers-Families

USDA distributes USDA Foods to food banks, soup kitchens, disaster feeding organizations, Indian Tribal Organizations, charitable institutions and other feeding organizations, helping families stretch their food budgets and ensuring that all Americans have healthy foods within reach.