Skip to main content
California Department of Education Logo

Food Distribution Program Assistance Manual

Information and guidance for all agencies who receive foods through the Food Distribution Program.

General Information

The Food Distribution Program Administrative Manual (FDPA Manual) was developed to provide information about the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Distribution Programs as administered by the California Department of Education (CDE).

The manual contains USDA and CDE's policies, procedures, forms, and samples to assist you in administering state and federal donated food programs.

It was prepared by the Nutrition Services Division of the CDE, with funding from the USDA.

For further clarification about the information in the manual, consult the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), or the California Education Code sections cited at the beginning of the chapters and lettered sections.

Contents

The FDPA Manual is being updated. For copies or questions regarding the FDPA Manual, please contact:

Amy Bell
Food Distribution Program
Phone: 916-322-5051
Fax: 916-327-4004
E-Mail: abell@cde.ca.gov

Questions:   Food Distribution Program | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, March 4, 2016
Recently Posted in Nutrition
  • 2017–18 SBP and SFSP Start-up and Expansion Grants (added 04-Jan-2017)
    Management Bulletin SNP-01-2017/SFSP01-2017: CEC Section 49550.3: Availability of School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program Start-up and Expansion Grants for State Fiscal Year 2017-18 Request for Applications.
  • Eligibility Requirements for SNP (added 30-Nov-2016)
    Management Bulletin SNP-18-2016, USDA Policy Memorandum SP 34-2016: provides guidance on eligibility requirements and available resources for the School Nutrition Programs.
  • Snacks & Meal Standards for After School Programs (updated 17-Nov-2016)
    This fact sheet identifies the state nutrition standards as well as the federal reimbursable requirements for snacks and meals offered in after school programs (ASP).