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This page is meant to assist recipient agencies and processors with diverting USDA Foods for further processing. USDA Foods processed products allow recipient agencies the flexibility to purchase what they want and when that meets the needs of their students. Agencies 'divert' USDA bulk pounds to processers who then take that bulk product and lower the cost of the finished product for the agency. This often results in the agency being able to offer finished products that it wouldn't have been able to afford otherwise. Processing can even be local!

Summary End Product Data Schedules (SEPDS)

SEPDS are used by recipient agencies to identify what food product to divert to what processor and diverted food value (DFV). Once the proper planning and forecasting has been completed, recipient agencies use this information to place orders in the WBSCM system to divert USDA pounds to a processor.

Processor Commodity Calculators

Commodity calculators are used by recipient agencies to plan and place orders with processors. For assistance with the calculators, recipient agencies will need to contact the individual processor. A competitive procurement is still required prior to placing order with processor.

Processing Resources

  • ODE USDA Food Distribution Program Processing Manual- This manual gives a basic overview of the entire processing program here in the State of Oregon.
  • Oregon Processing Reference Summary- This document lists all of the processors and codes from the SEPDS above, along with the average USDA price and accepted value-pass-thru-methods for a particular processor.

Annual State Renewal Information for Processors

Service Fees

The service fee for SY 2021-22 will be $.10 per lb for all diversion/processing pounds (same as direct delivery). This fee covers administration of the USDA Foods processing program. Fees are taken from claims for reimbursement. To see fees associated with USDA Foods, please access CNPweb. Click on reports, then click invoice details.

PLEASE NOTE: ODE CNP not only covers some USDA FDP administration costs, but it also applies annually for USDA funds to refund costs incurred to Recipient Agencies. Please pay attention to memos and announcements for this information. These funds significantly reduce the cost of the program.


Carryover Policy

ODE's pound carryover sweep policy:

Carryover pounds from the prior school year are carried over into the next school year automatically. Agencies have until Dec. 31st to use these pounds unless they have been approved for an additional extension.


Program Contacts


ApplesChris Facha, USDA Foods Program Administrator
E-mail: Chris Facha Phone: 503-947-5896
  • Sarah English, USDA Foods Program Coordinator
    E-mail: Sarah English Phone: 503-947-5748
  • Beatrice Cameron, USDA Foods Program Administrative Specialist 
  • E-mail:Beatrice Cameron Phone: 503-400-5245

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