SNA Sends Letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack in the Wake of U.S. Foods Announcement

2021-07-06 | School Nutrition Association

On June 30, SNA sent a letter to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack concerning the recent announcement from the national distributor U.S. Foods on the cancellation of school food contracts. School districts in Florida, Kansas and Pennsylvania that had contracts with U.S. Foods were notified that "due to labor shortages and warehouse capacity," the company will no longer serve their school meal programs for the 2021-22 school year. In this letter, SNA illustrated the dire situation that these school districts face trying to find a distributor to supply food for their meals programs. The letter also conveys SNA's ongoing concern that other school districts may continue to be impacted and the potential for more widespread disruptions in the supply chain. Read SNA's full letter.