The Food Distribution Program (FDP) for child nutrition programs provides entitlement and bonus USDA Foods to local agencies. Each agency’s allocation is based on the average daily participation and a per meal entitlement set for each program.
Over 4 million pounds of USDA donated products (commodities) valued at over $2 million are distributed in SD schools annually. In addition, over 720,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables are distributed. The money to support this comes from a portion of USDA food entitlement. These are available to both public and non-public school food authorities participating in the National School Lunch Program. Summer Food Service organizations receive a very small commodity entitlement.
Numbered policy/instruction memos:
USDA releases numbered policy memos which govern the programs in addition to the laws, regulations, and guidance manuals. The legislation, regulations and policy memos can be found under its respective program on the USDA website. South Dakota no longer releases the numbered memos separately. Announcements are provided through email, bulletins, and newsletters with reference to the appropriate USDA website.
|Anticipated SY2015-16 Orders||USDA Foods Delivery Schedule|
|USDA FD Policy Memos||FD 133-2014 DoD Section 4 & 11 Purchases|
|USDA Nutrition Standards Letter||Information and Guidance on the Domestic Beef Market|
|USDA Foods iCAN Ordering|
|iCAN Manual||iCAN Training Handout|
|FSD iCAN Training||New iCAN User Form|
|How to complete the processing item||Preference Survey – FFAVORS Transfer Request|
|Demystifying the USDA Foods Complaint Process|
|Dec. 18 Webinar: K-12 Cooking with USDA Foods|
|K-12 Schools Food Waste Webinar PPT|
|Food Waste in Schools Infographic|
|Reducing Food Waste Tips & Resources for Schools|
|USDA FNS’s YouTube|
|ACDA||Disaster Preparedness for School Food Service|
|Food Recall Notices||Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Order Receipt System (FFAVORS)|
|USDA Food and Nutrition Service||Processor Link|
|K12 Food Service||SD Processor Fact Sheet|
|SD Local Government Guide (Bid Booklet)||USDA Foods informational sheets|
|USDA Foods Available List for School Year 2016 for Schools and Institutions|
Net Off Invoicing (NOI) is a way for a school to use A/B entitlement for processed foods.
This process allows schools to use all or a portion of the USDA entitlement through processed foods. Processing might be cutting it up or canning it, or making it into something like meat patties.
The school needs to bid for the processed items they would like to purchase through a distributor. Consult with your school's business manager or superintendent to determine if you will need to do an informal or formal bidding process.
|Net Off Invoicing Documents|
|SY13 List of Materials||Policy Memo FD007|
|NOI Live Meeting||RA Commodity Processing Handbook|
|NOI Startup Live Meeting|
|RA-Distributor Agreement||Processing Calculators|