Can schools choose to process their USDA Foods?
Yes. Schools can chose to participate in the Net Off Invoice Program, whereby USDA foods are sent to a processor on their behalf, and processed into an end product of their choice. Schools order these products through their distributor and are deducted the value of the USDA food item from their invoice. A limited number of processed items are also available through order at the state warehouse. These items are chosen by the USDA Foods Advisory Council.