Fresh Start Healthy Meals is an approved California USDA commodity processor.
Commodity Processor Partnership
At Fresh Start Healthy Meals, we are proud to offer our valued partners access to our approved California USDA commodity processor status. This allows schools participating in our vended meals or food service management contracts to benefit from a wide range of high-quality commodities. We are committed to providing nutritious and cost-effective meal options that meet the unique needs of your students.
Our Commodity Processor Services
Efficient Processing: As an approved California USDA commodity processor, we provide efficient processing services for the commodities allocated to your school through the state program. Our facility is equipped to handle and prepare these commodities according to your specific requirements.
Quality Assurance: Our team upholds the highest quality standards when processing and distributing commodities, guaranteeing that your students receive nutritious and safe food products.
Menu Flexibility: By incorporating the allocated commodities into your school meals, you can enhance the variety and nutritional content of the offerings. Our team can provide guidance on menu planning and recipe development to maximize the utilization of these commodities.
Cost Savings: By leveraging our commodity processor status, we can help you optimize your food service budget by partnering with an approved California USDA commodity processor, maximizing your resources while providing high-quality meals.
Flexible Delivery Options: You have the flexibility to choose how you receive the allocated commodities. Option 1: We can arrange for the commodities to be delivered directly to our facility free of charge. Option 2: If you prefer, we can also coordinate with our fleet to pick up the commodities from the designated location, with a freight charge. This ensures convenience and allows you to streamline your commodity handling process.
At Fresh Start Healthy Meals, we believe in fostering collaborative partnerships with schools. Our dedicated team will work closely with you to understand your specific commodity needs and develop a customized plan that aligns with your objectives. We are committed to supporting your food service operations by providing ongoing assistance, expertise, and guidance in utilizing USDA commodities effectively.