Resource | Policy Memos | FD-107
Donated Food Storage, Distribution, and Product Dating

This memorandum is meant to provide clarification and guidance on policies and procedures for donated food storage and distribution as they relate to product dating.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaints Process Part 3: Results and Resolution

This webinar is Part 3 of our webinar series “Demystifying USDA Food Complaints.” It focuses on results and resolution in the USDA Foods complaint process for USDA Foods in schools. The USDA Foods Complaint Team, as represented by Tony Wilkins, presents different scenarios as USDA Foods are transported from the vendor to their final destination, school kitchens. The intended audience is individuals involved with the National School Lunch Program: SFAs and all Distributing Agencies and Recipient Agencies, including SDAs as well as schools and warehouses.

Resource | Regulations
PART 247—Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Through CSFP, the Department provides nutritious commodities to help state and local agencies meet the nutritional needs of low-income elderly persons.

Resource | Regulations
PART 250—Donation of Foods for Use in the United States, Its Territories and Possessions and Areas Under Its Jurisdiction

The Department purchases foods and donates them to State distributing agencies for further distribution and use in food assistance programs, or to provide assistance to eligible persons.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program: The Basics for Schools

In this webinar, “The Basics,” Blair Tucker-Gruchala of the Food Distribution Division outlines the history of USDA DoD Fresh, how the program operates, the advantages of the program, and how to file a USDA DoD Fresh complaint.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Monitoring Orders, Submitting Changes, and PO Modifications Webinar

This webinar discusses the process of modifying a purchase order (PO) and present a new format for submitting change requests.

Resource | Research | Assessing/Improving Operations
State of Origin for USDA Foods in Fiscal Year 2015

This report analyzes State-of-origin data for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which captures the States where USDA purchased food. In FY 2015, USDA purchased over 2 billion pounds of food, at a cost of nearly $2 billion. This included both raw food products such as meats, vegetables, and fruits; products used as ingredients in further processed foods; as well as finished food products like cereal, crackers, and pasta. This report analyzes State-of-origin data for fiscal year (FY) 2015, which captures the States where USDA purchased food. In FY 2015, USDA purchased over 2 billion pounds of food, at a cost of nearly $2 billion. This included both raw food products such as meats, vegetables, and fruits; products used as ingredients in further processed foods; as well as finished food products like cereal, crackers, and pasta.

Resource | Webinars/Videos
Demystifying USDA Foods Complaints: Part 2 – The Saga Continues

In this webinar for State Distributing Agencies and Recipient Agencies, Tony Wilkins of the Food Distribution Division reviews best practices for using WBSCM in resolving complaints, provides analysis of USDA Foods complaint trends, shares 2016 complaint successes, and discusses what’s in the complaint pipeline.

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

This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for processing, and increase program efficiency.