USDA Foods Available for NSLP

USDA Foods Surplus Inventory Flyers with Recipe Suggestions
(as of August 2021)

USDA Foods CCC Bonus Orders

The CCC Bonus ordering has been updated. Click here to view the information regarding the cases you will be receiving. The information is broken down by region. Deliveries start in July.

USDA Foods Available

USDA makes available, nationally, approximately 180 foods for the NSLP program.  TDA makes available 145, of the 180, to CEs via the TX-UNPS Annual, Periodic and Processing Surveys.  TDA orders USDA Food for the NSLP based on school demand.  The demand for each type of food must equal a truckload quantity, i.e., 912 cases for canned fruits or vegetables or 1100 cases of fine ground beef. 

A CE can request to add an item that is offered by USDA but not on the Annual or Periodic (for direct ship schools) surveys by sending the request to

Click here to review NSLP available foods that may be offered by the USDA for SY 2022-2023.
Click here to review NSLP available foods that may be offered by the USDA for SY 2023-2024

For SY 2022–2023, the USDA Foods team at TDA has assessed the USDA Foods items that stand the best probability of formulating truckload quantities, per frequency of months made available in the school year and per FDP region. This was based on analyzing historical data and adhering to the results of the CE survey on acceptability of regular USDA Foods. All USDA Foods offered for further processing will be offered.

Click here to review Regular (Brown Box) NSLP available foods that will be offered by TDA for SY 2022-2023. 

Click here to review Direct Delivery (Brown Box) NSLP available foods that will be offered by TDA for SY 2023-2024. 

Click here to review the Farm to School items, seasons, and delivery periods that will be offered by TDA for SY 2021-2022.
Click here to view the updated information regarding Farm to School  for SY 2023-2024.

USDA Foods Product Information Sheets by Category

CN Labels

Click here for a direct link for a direct link to look up a specific CN label number or an authorized manufacturer. Click here for additional CN Label information.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help. Additional translations services available as well.

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Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
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