Contracting Tips for Purchasing Meals

Senior nutrition programs with congregate meal sites and home delivered meal programs may source meals through a foodservice distributor, group purchasing organization (GPO), consortium or solicit contracted pricing themselves. Contracting can occur as part of normal operations, or may arise due to an emergency. This document outlines a recommended step by step approach for senior nutrition programs to use when sourcing meals.


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