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 | 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 | 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 | Fact Sheets
Child Nutrition Programs During Disaster

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, can be devastating to communities and require a quick response. Schools, child care centers, and summer sites that operate the National School Lunch (NSLP) and School Breakfast Programs (SBP), the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), or the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) can help minimize disruptions to your family.

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
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.

Resource | Policy Memos | CACFP05-2005
Additional Waivers Relating to Hurricane Katrina in the CACFP

This memorandum announces additional waivers to Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) policies relating to the CACFP in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Resource | Policy Memos
CACFP Policy # 04-2005: Emergency Feeding in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) in Areas Affected by Hurricane Katrina

This memorandum is to announce the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) policy for the feeding of eligible children and adults in the CACFP in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.