Resource | Webinars/Videos
The Processing Rule Webinar: A General Overview

This webinar will help you better understand changes to the new USDA Foods processing regulations. USDA staff will review highlights and answer questions.

Resource | Rule
Final Rule: Revisions and Clarifications in Requirements for the Processing of Donated Foods

This rule revises and clarifies requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects into the regulations, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, increase program efficiency and integrity, and support vendor and State operability.

Resource | Product Information
USDA Foods Available List for SY 2020

See what foods are available for your menus next school year!

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
State of Origin for USDA Foods in Fiscal Year 2016

This report analyzes state-of-origin data for fiscal year (FY) 2016, which captures information on states where USDA purchased foods in that year. Vegetable products including fresh, frozen, canned or dried options accounted for the largest proportion (nearly 30 percent) of USDA Foods by weight purchased in FY 2016. Fruits and proteins represented the second and third largest weight share of USDA Foods purchased (over 20 percent each).

Resource | Info Sheets
NSLP USDA Foods Product Information Sheets - Other Foods

USDA Foods Description - WBSCM ID

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Business Management Improvement

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service and Food and Nutrition Service are co-sponsoring a project to review and re-design business processes for the domestic nutrition assistance programs to better support the needs of our internal and external stakeholders. The project began in October 2015. During the first part of the Business Management Improvement (BMI) stakeholders reviewed the end-to-end processes that support ordering, procurement, delivery, inventory management and payments for USDA Foods. The BMI project team identified several process areas for improvement and is exploring ways to pilot, evaluate, and implement these changes.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Disaster Preparedness: The Role of USDA Foods in Disasters

In this webinar, we discuss what actions you can take and the resources available to be better prepared for a disaster when utilizing USDA Foods.

Resource | Fact Sheets
USDA Foods in Schools Fact Sheet

The USDA’s schools/child nutrition USDA Foods programs support domestic nutrition programs and American agricultural producers through purchases of domestic agricultural products for use in schools and institutions. Nutritious USDA-purchased food is provided to the following child nutrition programs: The National School Lunch Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and the Summer Food Service Program.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
USDA Foods in Schools Further Processing Fact Sheet

USDA Foods further processing allows state distributing agencies (SDA) and recipient agencies (RA) such as school districts to contract with commercial food processors to convert raw and/or bulk USDA Foods into a variety of convenient, ready-to-use end products.

Resource | Research | Food Security
Evaluation of Demonstration Projects to End Childhood Hunger (EDECH): Final Interim Evaluation Report

This study—authorized by the 2010 Child Nutrition Act—tests innovative strategies to end childhood hunger and food insecurity. The interim evaluation report describes (1) the demonstration projects, (2) planning and early implementation activities, and (3) findings from the baseline data collection for four projects located within Chickasaw Nation, Kentucky, Nevada, and Virginia. A fifth demonstration project was implemented in Navajo Nation but not evaluated due to changes in program design. The demonstrations occurred during 2015-2017 and operated for 12 to 24 months