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Summer Meals Short: Cops N Kids and Summer Meals

When school lets out for break, millions of kids and teens are at risk of going hungry because they no longer have access to free or reduced-price school meals. USDA's summer meals help ensure that these students have access to free summer meals so that they can continue to learn and grow outside of school.  
 

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Developing and Writing a Successful Application

This webinar addresses key characteristics of a competitive Farm to School Grant Program application. This webinar was recorded Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.

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Farm to School Grant Program Overview and How to Apply

Farm to School Grant Program Overview and How to Apply is a webinar from the USDA-FNS Office of Community Food Systems National Office Team. This webinar was originally recorded Nov. 10, 2020.

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Farm to School Grantee Webinar: Modifying Your Grant

Grant Modification: an FY 2020 reporting webinar

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2020 Farm to School Grantee Progress Report

This webinar is the 2020 Farm to School Grantee Progress Report Webinar, recorded on Oct. 1, 2020. This webinar is intended for 2020 Farm to School Grantees and USDA OCFS staff explain the process for submitting Farm to School Grant Progress reports.

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FY2020 Farm to School Grant Baseline Webinar

Part one of a two part webinar for 2020 Farm to School Grantees on how to report and transmit both baseline information and semi-annual progress reports required for the Farm to School Grants. Both parts were recorded live via WebEx on Oct. 1, 2020.

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COVID-19 Guidance for Managing USDA Foods Inventories in SY 2020-2021

This webinar provides guidance on flexibilities available to help you manage USDA Foods in Schools during these unprecedented times due to COVID-19. Topics include information on USDA Foods direct delivered products, USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, and the National Processing Program. We cover some actions you can take to assist with utilization of USDA Foods inventories and minimize food loss. This webinar is intended for state distributing agency and FNS regional office staff who manage USDA Foods in Schools programs.

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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.

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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.

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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.