Resource | Webinars/Videos
Best Practices for the Use of the USDA DoD Fresh Program in the Summer Food Service Program

This webinar summarizes how the USDA Department of Defense (DoD) Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program operates, discusses the SFSP dollars, explains the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Order Receipt System (FFAVORS) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) tasks, and describes best practices for using USDA DoD Fresh in the SFSP.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-084
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs

Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs (dated June 21, 2006) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in 7 CFR 250.60, in accordance with the final rule, "Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions" (the FSMC final rule), which was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 8, 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 6, 2008.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-081
Distribution of Donated Foods to Service Institutions Participating in the Summer Food Service Program

7 CFR Parts 225 and 250 provide for the distribution of donated foods to eligible service institutions (referred to as sponsors in 7 CFR Part 225) in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). These service institutions may include school food authorities (SFAs), residential summer camps, or other public or private nonprofit \ organizations that serve summer meals to children. Although the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act does not establish a specific per-meal value of donated food assistance in SFSP (as in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)), FNS has traditionally provided donated food assistance in SFSP valued at 1.5 cents per meal served. Such assistance helps service institutions to provide nutritious meals to children participating in summer activities. However, the relatively small amount of donated food assistance provided presents some challenges to distributing agencies in distributing such foods in an efficient and cost-effective manner.