USDA makes available, nationally, approximately 180 foods for the NSLP
program. TDA makes available 145, of the 180, to CEs via the TX-UNPS
Annual, Periodic and Processing Surveys. TDA orders USDA Food for the
NSLP based on school demand. The demand for each type of food must
equal a truckload quantity, i.e., 912 cases for canned fruits or vegetables or
1100 cases of fine ground beef.
A CE can request to add an item that is offered by USDA but not on the Annual or
Periodic (for direct ship schools) surveys by sending the request to CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov.
Click here to review NSLP available foods that may be offered by the USDA for SY 2017 - 2018.