Please join us in welcoming new director at Junction ISD, Mary Condarco (R) and cafeteria manager, Chris Zaborowski (L). The district is located to the northwest of San Antonio in Region 15.
The Texas Department of Agriculture has completed its annual “Sweeps” process to move excess and unused carry over pounds at the processors into the state account. TDA would like to make these pounds available to Contracting Entities (CEs) participating in further processing of USDA Foods who can utilize them by May 31, 2019, at no charge to entitlement. CEs may now request these free pounds beginning Monday, December 17, 2018 and up to Friday, February 15, 2019.
Please send requests to CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov.
TDA will evaluate requests utilizing the below criteria:
1. Pounds will be granted on a “first come, first serve” basis;
2. Requests will be compared to the CEs average monthly usage to determine reasonableness; and
3. Pounds will not be granted to CEs that had pounds swept for the requested processor.
Completed commodity calculators must be submitted with the e-mail request as supporting documentation (calculators can be obtained from the processors). Swept pounds were allocated to the state in school year 2017-2018; therefore, they will not roll over into school year 2019-2020. These pounds will be swept on July 1 if unused.
Please copy and paste the following link into your web browser to view the preliminary list of available Carry Over Commodities:
http://www.squaremeals.org/Portals/8/files/commodities/Processor SY 17-18 Carry Over List for squaremeals 12.14.18.xlsx
If you have any questions regarding this information, please email our general mailbox CommodityOperations@TexasAgriculture.gov or call 1-877-TEX-MEAL (1-877-839-6325) PROMPT #4.