Resource | Policy Memos | SP04 CACFP03 SFSP03-2020
Meal Service During Unanticipated School Closures

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide updated guidance on the child nutrition program flexibilities available during unanticipated school closures. Schools may face unanticipated closures due to natural disasters, unscheduled major building repairs, court orders relating to school safety or other issues, labor-management disputes, or, when approved by the state agency, a similar cause. Unanticipated school closures prevent children from receiving educational instruction and the nutritious meals they would normally receive. The Food and Nutrition Service encourages school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program, institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and sponsors participating in the Summer Food Service Program to use the flexibilities described in this memorandum to help ensure that children do not experience a lapse in food security when extreme weather or other events force area schools and child care facilities to close.

Resource | Technical Assistance & Guidance
Food Safety Resources

The FNS Office of Food Safety develops education, instruction and technical assistance resources for individuals working in federally funded nutrition assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. Many of these resources are created in partnership with the Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN).This page contains links to these resources and other food safety resources that may be helpful to school nutrition and child care employees.

Resource | Policy Memos | SP05 CACFP05-2018
Providing Child Nutrition Program Benefits to Disaster Survivor Evacuees

This memorandum provides a reminder overview of options available under current program policy and regulation for connecting children and adult survivors, who have evacuated from areas subject to major disaster and emergency declarations, with child nutrition program (CNP) benefits. Many survivors have evacuated as a result of the recent hurricanes and wildfires and program operators are working hard to enroll and provide services for those evacuees.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-093
Questions and Answers about Disaster Policies and Procedures (Revised)

This memorandum consolidates and clarifies select disaster/emergency policies and procedures applicable to the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

Resource | Policy Memos | SP46 CACFP12 SFSP18-2014
Disaster Response

This memorandum supersedes SP 25-2012, CACFP 12-2012, SFSP 10-2012, Disaster Response and provides an overview of ways State agencies, school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP), institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), and sponsors participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can respond to situations resulting from damage or disruptions due to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and flood as well as other exceptional emergency situations or man-made disasters.

Resource | Policy Memos
Revised – Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters

This memorandum supersedes the October 19, 2005 memorandum on Replacement of Commodities due to Natural Disasters.

Resource | Policy Memos
Emergency Feeding in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Areas Affected by Hurricane Rita

This memorandum is in response to a request from your office for guidance on dealing with the feeding of eligible children and adults in the CACFP in areas affected by Hurricane Rita.

Resource | Policy Memos | SFSP02-2005
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Policy # 02-2005: Extension of Waivers Due to Emergency Conditions Caused by Hurricane Katrina

This memorandum announces the extension of waivers pertaining to SFSP and contained in SFSP Policy # 01-2005, issued on September 2, 2005.

Resource | Policy Memos
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Policy # 06-2005: Extension of Waivers Due to Emergency Conditions Caused by Hurricane Katrina

This memorandum announces the extension of waivers pertaining to CACFP. A chart summarizing the previous waivers, and the action being taken in this memorandum, is attached, and a narrative description of these extensions follows.

Resource | Policy Memos
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Policy # 06-2005: Extension of Waivers Due to Emergency Conditions Caused by Hurricane Katrina

This memorandum announces the extension of waivers pertaining to CACFP.