WEST TEXAS FOOD SERVICE COOPERATIVE
The West Texas Food Service Cooperative is a multi-regional service comprised of school districts, charters, and other governmental entities in ESC Regions 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. The Cooperative operates two components:
1) Food Purchasing (commercial distribution)
2) Commodity Processing (further processing of bulk USDA commodities)
Participating members may choose to join one or both components. There is no fee for participation.
The primary focus of the Cooperative is to assist participating members in the administration of a fiscally sound food service operation while providing appealing, nutritious meals. Benefits of participation include:
-through increased purchasing power;
-by eliminating or reducing advertising and personnel costs in relation to procurement;
-by providing the highest quality items at the best possible prices;
-assuring consistent quality and follow up support when product issues arise;
-meeting all federal, state, and local bid laws;
-by complying fully with USDA and Texas Department of Agriculture Child Nutrition Program regulations and policies.
Currently, the food purchasing component serves 280 member school districts throughout the multi-region area. In addition, the commodity processing component services 209 member school districts across the same area of West Texas. The total purchasing power of the Co-op is approximately $200 million annually. School districts may join the West Texas Food Service Cooperative at any time.
For more information you can click on the icon below for the new West Texas Food Service Cooperative website.
2016-17 WEST TEXAS FOOD SERVICE COOPERATIVE
The West Texas Food Service Cooperative requests that each participating district use the Service/Comment document so the Cooperative can have documentation of any issues that are of a concern at the district level. Examples of use include an issue with the quality of a product to perhaps problems with deliveries. Please duplicate this form as necessary and either fax to (806) 785-4829 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Your feedback plays a major role in future bid awards. Also, please call if you have any questions.