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 | 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 (also referred to as draw down) 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
It's a New School Year: What's Happening with USDA Foods in Schools

This webinar highlights recent updates and provides guidance on managing USDA Foods in Schools, including information on the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program and National Processing Program. We cover updates on allocating funds and adding new sites to USDA DoD Fresh, monitoring USDA Foods inventories, and details on SY 2020-2021 entitlement calculations, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Opt-In Waiver for School Year 2020- 2021 National School Lunch Program USDA Foods Entitlement Calculations.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Foods Processing Templates and Forms

This page contains resources, templates, and forms related to the USDA Foods in Schools processing program.  

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 | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2019-0013
USDA Foods Processing Program: Cancellation of Policy Memoranda

In order to update and streamline policy guidance for the USDA Foods Processing Program, FNS is cancelling policy memoranda FD-009, FD-025, FD-130, FD-102, FD-030, FD-038, FD-048, FD-103, and FD-108. The guidance provided by these memoranda is outdated and has been superseded by the Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods, which was published on May 1, 2018.

FD-145
Resource | Webinars/Videos
The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2018-0003
Market Basket Analysis when Procuring Program Goods and Modifying Contracted-For Product Lists

This memorandum provides guidance to state distributing agencies and recipient agencies on the use of market basket analysis in procuring processed end products for USDA Foods in Schools and commercial goods for the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program. 

FD-144, SP04 SFSP01 CACFP04-2018
Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA National Processing Agreement Starter Kit

Multi-state processors are required to apply for National Processing Agreement Program to process USDA Foods for state and recipient agencies.