Los Cabos Mexican Foods is a member of the American Commodity Distribution Association. We participate in the donated foods program, which comprises 15 to 20 percent of all food served on school lunch plates. The program is run through the USDA, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). The program has two major goals, to help farmers meet their economic needs and serve the nutritional needs of students.

Districts are assigned donated food entitlement dollars every year based Average Daily Participation (ADP) during the prior school year. Districts then in turn use their Entitlement dollars to purchase donated foods for the National School Lunch Program.

Nationally, farm surpluses of beans, grains, beef, poultry, cheese, all manner of fruits (fresh, frozen and canned), vegetables, and staples like peanut butter, cooking oils and even pasta sauce are all included in the program. Processed meats such as chicken fajita strips and turkey taco fillings are also included on the national donated foods master material list. Local districts select from shorter lists of donated foods available at the state level, based on preference surveys of local school food service directors.

Los Cabos is a donated foods processor of cheese. The donated foods are further processed into food products, such as:

  • Burritos
  • Soft Tacos
  • Enchiladas
  • Quesadillas

USDA donated foods processing at Los Cabos Mexican Foods:

Will store up to 6 months worth of raw material providing it is all shipped back on the 7 month or sooner.
Will accept truck load diversions or can load split truck loads of donated foods between states.
Operates under HACCP (Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points) approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Has invested heavily into state-of-the-art production equipment and software for inventory control. Real time inventories are available to all customers.
Is further processing donated foods for over 3,000 School Districts in the United States.
Currently has donated foods processing contracts in over 24 States.

For more information please call: 800-704-4661 or contact us for more information.

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