Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0097
Nationwide Waiver to Allow Offer Versus Serve Flexibility for Senior High Schools in the NSLP for SY 2020–21

Pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and based on the exceptional circumstances of this public health emergency, FNS is establishing a nationwide waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) for school year 2020-21. This waiver applies to the National School Lunch Program.

COVID–19: Child Nutrition Response #37
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0080
Questions and Answers on the Nationwide Waiver to Extend Unanticipated School Closure Operations through June 30, 2020

This memorandum includes questions and answers intended to provide clarification to state agencies and program operators as they transition from unanticipated school closure operations to traditional Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO) operations.

SP20 CACFP11 SFSP11-2020
Resource | Grants
2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees

The 2020 Farm to School Grant Awardees report is a detailed summary of the projects receiving Farm to School Grants for the upcoming grant cycle.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Seeding Success: Let's Get Growing - School Gardens and Farms

Part Five of the Seeding Success Series features USDA OCFS Western Regional Lead, Julianna Arnett, and covers some promising ideas of incorporating school gardens and local food producers (farmers, ranchers, and fishers) in your farm to school framework.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Seeding Success: Telling Your Story

In this final webinar in the Seeding Success Series, USDA OCFS Mountain Plains Regional Lead, Andrea Alma, discusses various ways in which farm to school programs can successfully share the good work they are doing with key audiences in the community.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Seeding Success: Integrating Farm to School in Curriculum

Part Four of the Seeding Success Series: Integrating Farm to School into Curriculum and Institution features USDA OCFS South West Regional Lead Rachel Spencer and special guests Paige Mollen of the Mollen Foundation and Dana Martin, a Food Corps team member. The panel discusses ways to merge farm to school concepts into the institutional fabric of a school.

Resource | Worksheets
Summer Food Service Program: Providing Multiple Meals at a Time During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Under nationwide non-congregate feeding and meal time waivers, state agencies may allow school food authorities to provide more than one day’s worth of meals to eligible children via a single meal pick-up or delivery. This publication provides tips, best practices, and sample menus for SFSP operators who wish to distribute multiple meals at one time.

Resource | Fact Sheets
FY 2020 Farm to Food Bank Project Summaries

During the inaugural year of Farm to Food Bank Project funding, FNS allocated $3,752,000 amongst the 19 TEFAP state agencies that submitted plans to implement Farm to Food Bank Projects. These 19 state agencies are identified in this resource. 

Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0118
EBT - Separation of Duties

This memo clarifies the requirement regarding the separation of issuance functions and when state agencies may implement exceptions.

SNAP 2020-02
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2020-0134
Retailer Eligibility - Prepared Foods and Heated Foods

This memorandum defines heated foods, hot foods, and cold prepared foods in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) retailer eligibility determinations. Only staple food products are counted toward a firm’s eligibility to participate in SNAP. Heated foods, hot foods, and cold prepared foods are not considered staple foods, and are not counted when determining if a firm meets Criterion A or Criterion B to be eligible to participate in SNAP as an authorized retail food store.

SNAP 2020-06