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Supply Chain Challenges

Supply Chain Guidance for Child Nutrition Programs

For School Year 2021-2022, MDE is aware there are significant out of stock issues in the supply chain, which may affect the ability to serve the required meal components for lunch and breakfast each day. 

Supply Chain Assistance Funds

Supply Chain Assistance Funds - Applicants Recommended for  Funding

Allocation of Supply Chain Assistance (SCA) Funds - USDA Memo

What Can Your School Purchase with Supply Chain Assistance (SCA) Funds 

Optional Supply Chain Assistance Tracker


School Nutrition Program Information

Child and Adult Care Food Program Information

Please contact MDE if there are any questions related to Emergency Procurement. 

Additional Resources


USDA Supply Chain Toolkit for Midwest School Meal Partners

USDA's Planning for a Dynamic School Environment: includes regulation information and parent letter about supply shortages

No Kid Hungry: Tips for Navigating Supply Chain Disruptions

School Nutrition Association (SNA) Supply Chain Resources: video, PR resources and articles

MDE - Procurement and Contracts (