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Usage Analysis

Published: 221 days ago
" The Usage Analysis began December 4, 2023, and identifies RA accounts with low or no usage for USDA Foods accounts, including Further Processing, DoD Fresh and Direct Delivery.
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The Usage Analysis began December 4, 2023, and identifies RA accounts with low or no usage for USDA Foods accounts, including Further Processing, DoD Fresh and Direct Delivery.
At that time, RAs will receive a notification from the automated SmartSheets email address asking for a response with an explanation and/or plan for the low or no usage accounts.
This categorization of “Low Usage” will be based on a moving threshold that TDA has defined as 50% below the USDA target usage of 10% per month. Our goal is to find a solution so that all schools effectively use their allocated pounds and are not penalized in the long run. The Usage Analysis will end on March 30, 2024 with RA under-par accounts that TDA did not receive a response from will automatically be redistributed to the state account. This could have an impact on the RAs requests for 24-25 donated foods.

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