What benefits do processing participants receive?

By participating in USDA Foods processing State distributing agencies and recipient agencies find that they can:

  • Stretch their commodity dollars by ordering lower-cost bulk products;
  • Eliminate back-hauling charges because USDA vendors deliver USDA Foods directly to processors;
  • Increase their variety of end products;
  • Reduce labor costs and cash outlays for food preparation; and
  • Reduce storage costs