This Request for Proposal (“RFP”) seeks proposals from qualified processors for pricing, product specifications, nutritional information, and other related information for district cooperative members to responsibly procure USDA Foods end products and their respective commercial equivalents. It is the intent of Wisconsin School Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative (“WiSNP Co-op”), on behalf of its school district members, to award a final contract based on the total quantities selected by the respective members for the 2024-25 school year. POSTED Wednesday, November 15, 2023
WiSNP USDA Foods Renewal RFP Site
Questions or clarification to: info@WiSNP.org
FINAL PROPOSALS DUE FRIDAY, December 22, 2023 at noon (central time)
PROPOSAL TO: bid.submissions@WiSNP.org
Subject line of email must be: (Vendor Name) Proposal WiSNP21-22DD
This email address is for RFP submission ONLY.
ENCOURAGING HEALTHY CHOICES
School meals are a great value and convenience for busy families. We are continually striving to offer healthier and tastier choices to students at our Cambridge cafeterias with healthy new menus and Local Farm to School food. We offer a variety of foods that meet USDA requirements, including the following:
Age-appropriate calorie limits
Larger servings of vegetables and fruits (students must take at least one serving of produce)
A wider variety of vegetables, including dark green and red/orange vegetables and legumes
Fat-free or 1% milk (flavored milk must be fat-free)
Only whole grains
You will use your e-Funds account to deposit money in student lunch accounts and pay milk break fees (elementary only). You can also review lunch account records with your Family Access (Skyward) account. Low balances are addressed in the district Food Service Policy 761.1, which can be found under the District page. We encourage all families to read this policy in its entirety at beginning of each school year.
Please note: It may take up to two days for deposits to be processed in Family Access.
If you know that your student cannot wait for two days, please send cash with them, or give money directly to the school office secretary, for immediate processing.
>> If you have questions regarding free/reduced eligibility or your Family Access (Skyward) account, please contact Lesli Rumpf @ 423-9727 ext 1117.
FREE AND REDUCED INFORMATION
Applications can be found at each school's main office, or you may print one from the following link and turn it into your school office at any time during the school year. You can also find an online application under Family Access (Skyward).
Students in all grades are allowed to take a second helping of the entrée for $2.00. All students, regardless of free/reduced eligibility, will be charged for a second helping.
Students at all grade levels are allowed to take as many fruits and vegetables as they would like, free of charge. The only exception is on days where we have limited amounts of an item, such as a prepackaged fruit cup or juice box. These items are available for $0.50.
>> You may contact Lesli Rumpf at 423-9727 x1117 to prevent your student from purchasing second helpings or a la carte.
For all other Food Service related questions or concerns, please contact our Food Service Director, Janice Murray at 608.423.9727 x1116.