Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Best Practices to Safely Handle and Store USDA Foods at Home

A set of three handouts on best practices to help you safely handle and store USDA foods at home.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2021-0028
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Guidance on Temporary Shortage of Ultra-High Temperature Fluid Milk

This memorandum is in regards to a temporary shortage of ultra-high temperature (UHT) fluid milk in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP).

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP: Guidance on Temporary Food Package Issuance with Modified Quantities of Vegetables

This memorandum provides temporary issuance of CSFP food packages with less or no vegetables due to issues with vendors’ ability to supply canned vegetables.

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP Caseload Assignments for the 2021 Caseload Cycle and Administrative Grants

The 2021 CSFP Allocation Memorandum includes the 2021 caseload allocations for state agencies and Indian Tribal Organizations based on FY 2020 participation and the level of funding provided in the FY 2021 appropriations. 

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CSFP Sharing Gallery: Handouts

CSFP works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Visit the CSFP homepage to learn more about the program. Materials in the gallery are shared here to help agencies provide more nutrition and food information to CSFP participants.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
CSFP Sharing Gallery: Best Practices for Programs

CSFP works to improve the health of low-income persons at least 60 years of age by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Visit the CSFP homepage to learn more about the program. Materials in the gallery are shared here to help agencies provide more nutrition and food information to CSFP participants.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0181
Commodity Supplemental Food Program: Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

This updated Distribution Rates includes new CSFP USDA Food items and removes the guide rate attachment for children, who were phased out of CSFP in February 2020, as directed by the 2014 Farm Bill. With this update, the Distribution Rates have been simplified and pared down to one attachment.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
The Enhanced CSFP Food Package in Action: Where Are We Now?

In early 2020, programs began to implement the enhanced CSFP food package that includes more variety, flexibility, and healthier food options. This webinar focuses on the food package enhancements and how to successfully manage inventory to adjust for client preferences, logistical challenges, and inventory shortfalls. We provide an overview of the new foods that have improved the food package and review the inventory ordering tool to help states and local agencies adjust to changing needs based on client feedback.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP 101

The CSFP 101 webinar provides attendees with a brief history of CSFP, allowable uses of administrative funds, and policy basics.  Attendees also receive an overview of CSFP income eligibility standards and distribution of CSFP food package policies. This webinar is intended for state and local agencies who manage CSFP.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Bean Basics Toolkit

Beans are a versatile food that can be used in many ways. This toolkit will provide an overview of everything you may want to know about beans! You will learn about the difference between canned and dry beans, discover new cooking techniques, and find ideas to add beans to traditional recipes. There are also new, interesting recipes that use beans if you want to get creative!