Food Distribution

Contact Information

Roxann Greenlee
(307) 857-9269

About the Program

Public and private schools as well as approved Residential Child Care Institutions that participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are eligible to receive food purchased by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In Wyoming, 329 schools will receive USDA Food entitlement at the rate of $.3125 cents for each lunch served during the 15-16 school year. In total, Wyoming will receive and distribute $2.6 million worth of food to the schools. This entitlement can be utilized on a wide variety of foods which include; canned and frozen fruits in light syrup or pear juice, low sodium canned and frozen vegetables, canned beans, wheat flour, whole grain pasta, beef, chicken, pork, egg and cheese items. These USDA Foods represent 12-20 percent of the value of all foods purchased for the lunch program. All other food used in the NSLP is procured by the school or school district. In cooperation with the Department of Defense, schools can allocate part of their USDA entitlement funds for the purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Food Distribution is funded through USDA State Administrative Expense (SAE) funds and a state-administered revolving fund. Schools are charged a fee to cover storage, handling, and shipping.

Schools that participate in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) also receive USDA Foods based on 1.5 cents for each meal served. In 2014, Wyoming served 241,583 summer meals and received $3624.00 worth of USDA Foods.

School Nutrition Programs Timeline and Due Dates for SY 15-16


DoD Fresh Fruit and Vegetables


Past Conference Materials

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