Caldwell County Schools

    Child Nutrition Program




    The Child Nutrition programs in the Western Co-Op of North Carolina are requesting quotes for foods that contain USDA Commodities.  The Western Co-op includes Buncombe, Caldwell, Haywood, Henderson, Lincoln, Yancy, Mitchell and Madison counties.


    The purpose of this request is to solicit firm proposals from Vendors for Commodity Processing of USDA commodities, brown box and net off invoice products, for school year beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.


    Please fill out the attached forms in this letter and also the summary schedule data sheets for the items you are submitting.  If you have data sheets already filled out then please submit.  Please fill out each section in the data sheets.


    For items with breading or pizza dough, we are interested in purchasing whole grain rich products, and any non-wholegrain products that you may have.  We will also be focusing on lower sodium items.


    All companies responding with quotes must abide by all Local, State and Federal laws pertaining to USDA commodities and Laws governing product sales.   They must also have approval with NCDA to operate in North Carolina processing commodities. Where it says Caldwell this could mean any of the school systems in the co-op. All Confirmation of the acceptance of the quote will be done by each individual school district.


    Please return information and quotes to my office via email, fax, or mail by Tuesday January 21, 2021 at 2:00 P.M.

    Caldwell County Schools
    1914 Hickory Blvd. SW
    Lenoir NC  28645
    Attn:  Guy Garner 
              Child Nutrition Director

    Phone:   828-728-8407 ext. 140160

    Email:  ggarner@caldwellschools.com

    Fax:  828-728-6401