To be eligible to receive commodities, the school must be approved by the Florida Department of Education <http://www.fldoe.org> for participation in the National School Lunch Program. Once approved for NSLP, the school can apply to DACS for participation in the commodity program. The commodity entitlement is based on the average daily number (ADP) of lunches served by the entity. Because commodities are ordered and allocated in the spring for the following school year, a school must have an agreement with DACS by that time to fully benefit from the commodity program.
Recipient Agency Manual
The USDA National School Lunch Program
Facts About USDA Commodities for Schools and Institutions (by Food Group)
Simmons Commodity Ordering System
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