Commodity 101 Vendor presentation

Commodity 101 Vendor presentation

USDA Foods Program 101: Program Basics Christine Farmer and Holly Prater Office for Child Nutrition March 2018 United States Department of Agriculture Ohio Department of Education Office for Child Nutrition

Schools participatin g in the National School Lunch Program

Residential Child Care Institutions participatin g in the National School Lunch

Program Summer Food Service Program sponsors

Charitable Institutions What are USDA Foods? Foods that are purchased by the USDA from the American agricultural industry to

support nutrition assistance programs. Use of USDA Foods USDA Foods may be used in the meal preparation of any meal service that is operated by a school or institution

under the nonprofit school food service account. What is PAL? How is the Planned Assistance Level (PAL) funding determined for each sponsor?

Calculation is based on the number of reimbursable lunches served in the previous school year. PAL: Breakfast and Snacks

Breakfast and after school care snack data is not included in the PAL calculation. However, USDA Foods may be used for these meals. USDA Foods Ordering

Strategies The 20% Rule Divide-by-Nine Approach Ways to use your PAL dollars Demand Ordering Direct Diversion

USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFAVORS) What is Demand Ordering? Allows schools to

pre-order USDA Foods before the school year begins and to plan their usage during the school year.

Objectives of Demand Ordering Maximize Entitlement Minimize Inventory Monthly Order Charges Associated with Demand

Ordering The Entitlement Value of a USDA Food item is charged against your PAL balance. Demand Ordering Unclaimed Surplus Unclaimed surplus items do not draw

down your PAL dollars. What is Direct Diversion? Direct diversion

allows a sponsor to request raw USDA Foods to a processor for further processing. Benefits of Direct Diversion

Converts USDA Foods into more useable items. Examples: chicken converted to chicken patties or flour converted to bread sticks. Provides schools with a quality product at a cost less than full retail price. What is the USDA

Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program? The USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (USDA DoD

Fresh Program) Provides the opportunity to allocate PAL dollars for ordering fresh fruit and vegetables. Benefits of the USDA DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Flexibility High Quality

Consistency Variety Local Using the Commodity Allocation Tracking System (CATS) The USDA Foods Allocation and

Tracking System Information Sponsor Users Guide for Demand Ordering To access the complete guide, search CATS on

ODEs website, login to CATS, or click here. Surveys and Ordering USDA Food Surveys There are three types of

surveys: USDA Foods Demand Ordering Direct Diversion USDA Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Demand Ordering Process

Determination of offered food items by OCN Demand Ordering Survey available OCN determines

quantities ordered and arranges delivery to warehouses Demand Order Survey Demand Ordering Process

Food items assigned to schools by month based upon corresponding survey Unclaimed Surplus may be available on

monthly order form Schools finalize orders and items are shipped Monthly Order

Monthly USDA Foods Orders Orders are put out on the USDA Foods Allocation and Tracking System website around the 10th of each month from July through April. Orders are due by 11:59 p.m. on the 25th day of each month. USDA Foods are delivered to schools

from August through May. Delivery Options and Costs One, Two or Four Deliveries/Month No charge Multiple Site Deliveries No charge

Looking Ahead: Important Events for SY 18-19 January March 2018: On Demand Ordering Survey USDA Foods USDA Foods Direct Diversion Survey Department of Defense Fresh Fruit and

Vegetable Program Survey March April 2018: Sponsors update closed dates, delivery locations and delivery preference information for Ohio Department of Education. Looking Ahead: Important Events for SY 18-19

July 2018 April 2019: USDA Foods ordering through CATS August 2018 May 2019: USDA Foods delivery to participants education.ohio.gov Office for Child Nutrition 25 S. Front Street, Mail Stop 303

Columbus, OH 43215 Fax: (614) 466-8505 Phone: (614) 466-2945 [email protected] [email protected] Join the Conversation OHEducation

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