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Guidance, Manuals, and Resources

Resources and information regarding the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Distribution Program requirements and operations.

Guidance

Information Alerts

General Information Sheets
Information to assist sponsors with program administration.

FDP General Information Sheets
Information to assist processors with program compliance.

FDP Management Bulletins
Food Distribution Program management bulletins organized by calendar year.

Manuals

Food Distribution Program Assistance Manual
Information and guidance for agencies that receive foods through the Food Distribution Program.

A Guide to USDA Foods for Recipient Agencies External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Food Distribution Program Guidance from the American Commodity Distribution Association.

Resources

Food Distribution Program Contacts | DOC
A phone and e-mail list of who's who in the Food Distribution Program.

USDA Disaster Guidance External link opens in new window or tab.
Food Distribution Program disaster assistance information and other federal links.

Disaster Feeding Guidance for School Food Service Using USDA Foods (PDF)
U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster feeding guidance for school food service using USDA foods.

Questions:   Food Distribution Program | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Monday, April 10, 2017
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