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Request for Information: Buy American


On August 4, 2021, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) published the “Request for Information: Buy American in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP)” to gather feedback from stakeholders on:

  • How the Buy American provision and guidance are currently implemented
  • Changes FNS should make to current regulations
  • Guidance and feedback on how FNS can better support local operators as they strive to purchase domestic foods and food products

There are 14 questions that FNS is seeking input including asking for challenges to the Buy American requirements. This Request for Information is a potential opportunity to also include specific supply chain examples.

Please submit your responses at the Federal Register Request for Information: Buy American in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast ProgramExternal link opens in new window or tab. web page.

Responses are due by November 2, 2021.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact Jessica Saracino, U.S. Department of Agriculture FNS, by phone at 703-605-3223.

Questions:   Nutrition Services Division | 800-952-5609
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 24, 2021
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