During school year (SY) 2022-23, some child nutrition program operators may still be concerned about possible challenges in purchasing and receiving food through their normal channels. School food authorities (SFAs) have experienced unanticipated cancellation of food and supply contracts, lack of availability of certain foods, unexpected substitution of food products, and increased food and supply prices. USDA remains committed to working together with state agencies, SFAs, the food industry, and other stakeholders to communicate school food supply chain challenges and identify solutions.
This publication includes tips on procurement strategies and suggestions on how state agencies and SFAs can work together to address supply chain issues.
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