Processing allows State distributing agencies and eligible recipient agencies such as school districts to contract with commercial food processors to convert raw bulk USDA Foods into more convenient, ready-to-use nutritious products that can be used as part of a school meal.

Who is Eligible?

State distributing agencies and recipient agencies, such as school districts, are eligible.

What Are the Benefits to Processing?

By participating in processing, State distributing agencies and recipient agencies find that they can:

What Foods Are Available for Processing?

Over 70 products are available for processing, including:

Visit USDA Foods website to learn more about processing options.

Who Should I Contact for More Information About Processing?

For more information about Processing of USDA Foods, please contact your state’s distributing agency. See a list of state agency contacts