Agencies receiving USDA Foods through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) may choose a commercial distributor to deliver their USDA Foods. Participating agencies also still have the option of continuing with the state distribution method, wherein USDA Foods are delivered once per month via the state-contracted trucking company.
School Year 2023-24
School Year 2022-23
- Commercial Distribution Agreement between DPI and SFA - Read only purposes. The 2023-24 Agreement will be posted in the USDA Foods Ordering System in January 2023. SFAs will accept the terms of the Agreement between January and March, 2023.
- Procurement Template Between SFA and Commercial Distributor (Do not send to DPI)
- Description of Procurement Template Between SFA and Commercial Distributor
Since DPI does not pre-approve commercial distributors, all interested SFAs must follow federal, state, and local procurement regulations and contract with a commercial distributor selected by the SFA. To assist in this process, the DPI has developed a School Food Authority Agreement Template for use in securing a commercial distributor for delivery of USDA Foods for SY 2023-24. Please complete and keep for your records, but do NOT send to DPI