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bullet USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Webinar - December 15, 2011

Video Format

This 2 hour webinar focuses on the Illinois Commodity System, placing the annual commodity order, diversions to processors, Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program, and additional monthly processes aimed at teaching better management of commodity entitlement.

bullet Total Value of Commodities Received by School

bullet Illinois Commodity System (ICS)


We recommend you visit the ICS site regularly to stay informed about the latest Food Distribution Program news. This site provides you with an online tool making it easier for you to manage your commodities. This is where you will find the Annual Order Form, Monthly Commodity Bulletins, Food Alerts, Lanter's Delivery Schedule, new commodities being offered, commodity values and pack sizes, important dates, and much more. You can also keep your school's address, phone numbers, and contact information up-to-date, as well as modify your monthly delivery if necessary. You can even send an email directly to the Food Distribution Program staff.
ICS Login

bullet Information for Processing Companies

bullet Anticipated Lanter Delivery Schedule Excel File

(7/14) updated

bullet Program Description



School Programs USDA Foods Update Newsletter



bullet USDA Commodity Food Network


The first ever one-stop Federal website that provides direct access to all services and resources available for USDA Food Distribution Programs.

bullet USDA Food Distribution Programs


The FD website contains a wide variety of resources on nutrition-related topics. We recommend you explore this site to obtain information useful in administering nutrition and food distribution programs.