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These are finished products that USDA procures and ships to Oregon Department of Education's central distribution warehouse to be distributed to Recipient Agencies (RAs) across the State. Oregon is a demand driven state, and only orders what RAs request. Most of these products are minimally processed and lower in fat and sodium than their commercial counterparts. These items are typically aligned with CN menus and procured at a good price by USDA. Some of these items are procured locally and regionally,
State of Origin information is located on the USDA FNS website. There is a wide variety of bulk and individually wrapped products available.
ODE conducts a competitive RFP every 5 years for warehousing/transportation services. The current contract was awarded to GS Foods, there are two warehouses located in Clackamas, OR. ODE pays costs directly to the contractor, the RA pays ODE through service fees. RAs should reach out to ODE in the event of an issue with the contractor.
If an RA has an issue with a Direct Delivered product, they should reject at the time of delivery. If damage or other issue is discovered later or was concealed, they should file a complaint form. ODE works hard to ensure customer satisfaction.
Chris Facha, USDA Foods Program AdministratorE-mail: Chris Facha Phone: 503-947-5896
Sarah English, USDA Foods Program CoordinatorE-mail: Sarah English Phone: 503-947-5748
Vacant, USDA Foods Program Administrative SpecialistE-mail: Phone:
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