Resource | Policy
USDA Foods Graphical Guidelines

The USDA Foods mark is the service mark USDA has adopted to identify the USDA Foods program. This document provides information about the proper use of the USDA Foods service mark. Using the USDA Foods mark correctly and frequently in program materials will present a consistent image for USDA Foods, strengthen the program’s identity, and reinforce the program’s messages.

Resource | Notices
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)

Notice is hereby given that the national average minimum value of donated foods, or cash in lieu thereof, per lunch under the NSLP (7 CFR Part 210) and per lunch and supper under the CACFP (7 CFR Part 226) shall be 22.25 cents for the period July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-117
Replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed Due to a Household Misfortune

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide guidance on replacement of USDA Foods Destroyed due to a household misfortune.

Resource | Proposed Rule
Proposed Rule: Updated Trafficking Definition and SNAP-FDPIR Dual Participation

The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations pertaining to SNAP client benefit use, participation of retail food stores and wholesale food concerns in SNAP, and SNAP client participation in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR).

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-116
Claims Resolution Act of 2010 - Payments Received via the Cobell Settlement

FD-116: Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), Food Distribution Program in Indian Reservations (FDPIR), and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-114
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-042, Pay Received by Military Personnel as a Result of Deployment to a Combat Zone

The policy contained in that memorandum has been incorporated into program regulations at 7 CFR 253.6(e)(3) via publication of the final rule, FDPIR: Amendments Related to the Food, Conversation, and Energy Act of 2008.

Resource | Final Rule
Final Rule: FDPIR Amendments Related to the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008

This rule permanently excludes combat pay from being considered as income and eliminates the maximum dollar limit of the dependent care deduction.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-113
Civil Rights Training Requirements for Volunteers

This memorandum clarifies Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policy regarding civil rights training for volunteers in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), and the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR). Additional information may be found in FNS Instruction 113-1.

Resource | Policy Memos | FD-112
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-082, Responsibilities for Claims for Food Losses

Policy Memorandum FD-082, Responsibilities for Claims for Food Losses (dated December 10, 2008) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in FNS Instruction 401-1, Claims for Losses of Donated Foods and Related Administrative Losses-Procedures for the State Distributing Agency, as revised on December 29, 2010.