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 | Webinars/Videos
Refresher on FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods

This webinar provides USDA Foods recipients, USDA FNS regional offices, and state agencies a refresher on the FNS Instruction 709-5: Shipment and Receipt of USDA Foods. The webinar highlights the five key areas involved with the shipment and receipt of USDA Foods: arranging shipment and delivery, guidance on inspecting the shipment, accepting and receipting the shipment, unloading the shipment, and disposition and replacement of USDA Foods. In addition, E-invoicing in WBSCM and filing complaints is covered.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
WBSCM References

References for user roles, status codes, material codes and reports, and business partners and relationships are provided to understand how Web Based Supply Chain Management data connects with business operations.

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2013-0074
Electronic Receipting for USDA Direct and Multi-Food Shipments (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to advise you of a new and revised requirement for all Receiving Organizations (i.e., organizations that receive shipments of Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foods, including Distributing Agencies, Indian Tribal Organizations (ITO), recipient agencies, processors, and warehouses). This memorandum replaces the previous FD-062 dated April 25, 2011 , and adjusts the maximum timeframe for entering shipment receipts in the Web-Based Supply Chain Management System (WBSCM).

FD-062
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.

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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 and TEFAP Regulatory Update

In this July 26, 2016, webinar for state and local agencies administering the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), the Food Distribution Division’s policy branch staff outline the regulatory changes impacting CSFP and TEFAP in two recently released final rules: (1) Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods and The Emergency Food Assistance Program: Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, and (2) Federal Agency Final Regulations Implementing Executive Order 13559: Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria for Partnerships With Faith-Based and Other Neighborhood Organizations.

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CSFP State and Local Agency Training for New Mexico

Lauren King-Dillon and Special Allen of the FNS Food Distribution Division (FDD) Household Operations Branch review multi-food and direct shipments, ordering and planning, inventory management best practices, and WBSCM information, and Carolyn Smalkowski and Erica Antonson of the FDD Policy Branch discuss food package distribution, caseload management, inventories, and the inventory calculator.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
How to Encourage Variety in the CSFP Food Package

This webinar discusses how to encourage variety in the CSFP Food Package and how to structure and operate your CSFP program to provide the greatest benefit to your clients. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2005-0011
Reminder about Storage and Handling of Dried Fruits, Fruit/Nut Trail Mix, Grains and Grain Products

FDD has received several complaints recently about dried fruit and grain products that became infested in storage. In each instance, it was determined that the product was in storage for an excessive amount of time under less than recommended storage conditions. Under these circumstances, the vendor has no contractual responsibility for the product. Therefore, it is imperative that dried fruit and grain products are distributed to the end user as soon as possible after receipt from the vendor to avoid problems with infestation.