Resource | Training
CSFP Orientation for New States

This page provides links to a CSFP welcome packet and PowerPoint Presentations to assist new states in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program.

Resource | Policy Memos
CSFP: Delayed Implementation of Revised Food Package Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates

On Feb. 22, 2019, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced the implementation of significant revisions to the CSFP’s Maximum Monthly Distribution Rates. These revised Distribution Rates were scheduled to go into effect on Nov. 1, 2019. However, due to USDA Food purchasing shortfalls and delivery delays, FNS is delaying the implementation date of the revised Distribution Rates. The revised Distribution Rates will now go into effect on Feb. 1, 2020.

Resource | Toolkits
CSFP Food Package Toolkit

Check out these resources to prepare for the enhanced food package coming soon!

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Are you Ready for the CSFP Food Package Changes?

The CSFP Enhanced Food Package goes into effect Nov. 1, 2019. This webinar covers transition updates regarding direct shipment purchase status’ and food availability from the National Warehouses including when to expect new foods and package sizes to be available for multi-food ordering. In addition, live attendees were given the opportunity to ask any additional questions before implementing the enhanced food package.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Planning for Successful Implementation of the Enhanced CSFP Food Package

In February 2019, USDA announced changes to the monthly food package that will be implemented beginning November 1, 2019. This webinar will focus on the new options and flexibilities within each category and provide guidance about how to plan for a successful transition. To help states and local sites adjust their inventory and orders to implement the changes on November 1, USDA will provide a demo of the recently released Food Package Ordering Tool. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Food Package Changes: Ordering Guidance for Direct Shipments

This webinar recording provides more information on CSFP food package changes and how to adjust direct shipment ordering to prepare for implementation starting this November 2019. FNS reviewed products that will be phased out, new material codes (pack sizes) that will be added to the catalog as well as anticipated new product offerings. FNS discussed catalog availability and ordering deadlines and how to anticipate direct ship needs for the new guide rate.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
CSFP Food Package: What You Need to Know

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service is making significant revisions to the CSFP food package in response to feedback from the CSFP community! This is the first of a series of webinars that will help CSFP states and local agencies prepare to implement the food package changes. Listen to this webinar to hear what will be changing in the food package and have an opportunity to ask questions.

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 | FD-079
Retroactive Food Package Distributions (Revised)

The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify FNS policy regarding CSFP retroactive food package distributions. This memorandum was revised on May 4, 2016. 

Resource | Webinars/Videos
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.