School Food Authorities (SFAs) that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) have the added benefit of ordering donated USDA Foods products for use in meal service. In Wisconsin, the USDA Foods Program for SFAs is administered by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Nutrition Team.
SFAs are given an annual entitlement value balance (in dollars) to spend on donated USDA Foods to use to prepare healthy meals. The amount of donated USDA Foods that SFAs can order each year is based on the number of reimbursable lunches served in the previous school year.
For SFAs in National School Lunch Program
To join, log into the Child Nutrition Online Services, and update your School Nutrition contract. Respond “Yes” to the question, do you participate in USDA Foods program.
The DPI USDA Foods Team will send the primary contact an email about how to order USDA Foods.
Need More Information Before Joining?
Overview of the USDA Foods Program - This presentation is an overview of the Wisconsin USDA Foods Program including the benefits, spending options, ordering, and delivery information.
For SFAs in Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)
To join, log into the Child Nutrition Online Services in April, and update your Summer Food contract. Respond “Yes” to USDA Foods on the first page.
The DPI USDA Foods Team will send the primary contact an email in April about how to order USDA Foods for June delivery.