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- SOUTHWEST MONTANA SCHOOL SERVICES -
FALL 2019 ORDER WINDOW
OPENS WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
TO: ALL Food Service Managers :)
FROM: Patrice O'Loughlin, SWMSS Food Bid Manager
DATE: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 , for the opening day of the Southwest Montana School Services Co-op Food Program Fall 2019 order window . Our two bidders, Sysco and Food Services of America, are working hard on their bids at this very moment to provide the most competitive pricing available for this high-volume bid process. Bids are due by noon on April 19th, and SWMSS' intended bid award date is Thursday, April 25th.
FALL 2019 NEW PRODUCTS

We are excited to showcase some new products in the Fall 2019 order. Our brokers and advisory committee members work hard to provide schools with student approved, tasty, nutritious items that are budget-friendly and meet USDA regulations. Please look for these items in May on the upcoming order form for the Fall 2019 Bid.

Yogurt, Plain - bulk, user friendly and versatile, excellent option for smoothies, parfaits and salad bars

Berry Blend - frozen mixed berries, a delightful burst of freshness when berries are out of season

Croissant - fluffy sandwich option, whole grain, sliced, thaw and serve, perfect for catering and ala carte options

Cookies - delightful NEW frozen cookie pucks, pop in the oven and voila - A FRESH BAKED cookie! Smart Snack compliant and available in chocolate chip or white chocolate berry. YUM YUM!
PRODUCT STANDARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

At SWMSS, we understand the challenges of maintaining food budgets and quality standards in schools. Our team is continuously searching for affordable QUALITY items at the LOWEST POSSIBLE COST! As a result, we are pleased to announce the transition to whole muscle chicken products. This change will improve the flavor, texture and appearance of chicken while upholding USDA regulations. 
CONTACT INFO

If you have any questions regarding the SWMSS Cooperative Food Purchasing Program please contact Patrice O'Loughlin. If you are not registered with our program, would like to be added as a user in the Marketplace online ordering website, or have personnel changes at your district you'd like to share with us, please contact Jennifer Brekke in the SWMSS office.

You can also find details about this program on the SWMSS website .
Patrice O'Loughlin
Bid Manager
(406) 861-3534
poloughlin@swmss.coop
Jennifer Brekke
Marketing Coordinator
(406) 522-6024
jbrekke@swmss.coop