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Your Commodity Processing Solution

Come with us on a commodity adventure! We help school food service programs turn raw ingredients into nutritious, affordable, and popular food products that students will love!

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As a USDA nationally approved processor, Zee Zees and National Food Group help make the commodity diversion process simple. We’ll help you maximize your entitlement dollars and turn your commodities into Zee Zees and other great items. Feel good about feeding your students with the best food at the best value.

We work closely with K-12 schools to help them navigate the Commodity Processing process, set up appropriate contracts and fulfill them by manufacturing and delivering single-serving products to be used in food service programs. We value our role in contributing to better quality and more wholesome menu options for the nation’s children while helping school districts realize substantial savings.


Zee Zees Provides: 

Freedom to place orders on your schedule, from single orders to the entire year
Commodity offerings that suit a school’s needs
Front load ordering once the USDA purchase is verified
Minimized time from diversion to production
New product development to help schools utilize their hard to use commodities
100% guarantee on your products
Fee-for-Service and Net-Off-Invoice option
 
 

 

Diverting Is As Easy As 1, 2, 3

 

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Step 1 - Select Your Commodity Options

Decide which National Food Group items you would like to offer next school year.
Not all commodities available in all areas; contact your sales representative for your state's available commodities.

Fruit


Bulk Apples 110149, Pears 100225, Peaches 100220, Mixed Fruit 100212


Beans


Garbanzo Beans 100360, Pinto Beans 100365


Cheese


Mozzarella 100022



Step 2 - Calculate Your Pounds

Download our commodity calculator to help plan your diversions for SY24/25. Just find the products you are looking for and input the desired cases and let the calculator do the math for you. We are here to help you through the ins and outs to make the diversion process easy. We’ll help you maximize your entitlement dollars.

Use our commodity calculator & commodity forecasting tool to help plan your diversions for SY24/25.

Not all commodities available in all areas
Contact your sales representative for your state's available commodities.

 


Step 3 - Divert Your Entitlement

Log in to your state or co-op food distribution website or WBSCM. Divert your commodities based on your commodity calculator worksheet and codes provided. We’d be happy to confirm the correct commodity codes with you if needed. Once your state agency submits your order and the USDA has purchased the commodity, your distributor or National Food Group representative will contact you about placing an order.

We can help you turn your commodities into Zee Zees and Elated Plates items your students will truly enjoy!

 

 

Commodity Processing Resources

Zee Zees Commodity Calculator/Forecasting Tool
( Fruit & Beans )

Fill out the form below to download your Zee Zees commodity calculator.

 

Elated Plates Commodity Calculator/Forecasting Tool
( Cheese )

Fill out the form below to download your Elated Plates commodity calculator.