Direct Certification and Direct Verification for National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 allows children to be certified as eligible for free meals under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) based on participation in other programs authorized under the Food Stamp Act of 1977, as amended. No further application by the child’s household is necessary.
This memo has been superseded by the July 16, 2021 memo, FD-40: Inventory Drawdown in USDA Foods Processing (Revised)
This policy memo addresses commodity book inventory reduction at further processors.