K-12 Food Program

Today, many School Food Authorities (SFAs) are challenged with tighter budgets, limited resources and high expectations from customers. SFAs are tasked to save dollars, drive competitive bid processes and manage supplier relationships. To help manage these challenges, Premier has built this comprehensive program specifically for the K-12 market utilizing over 250 manufacturer agreements through our broad line distribution program with US Foods. These contracts drive savings and efficiency, while our distribution program is built on a firm fee-per-case pricing structure. Additionally, you can access various cost management solutions, technology tools, educational tools and resources beyond just our pricing programs to assist in driving operational efficiencies and savings. Benefits include:

  • Access to manufacturer discounts with over 250 manufacturers saving time and money on more than 300,000 products
  • Benefit from pricing structure that includes a firm fixed fee-per-case for distribution based on a members average drop size
  • Maximize program's effectiveness with educational tools and resources
  • Receive full transparency of cost (credits, rebates and discounts) on all products and services purchased through the program
  • Contract competitively solicited and awarded by K-12 operators to drive efficiencies and savings for other K-12 SFAs


To drive the highest savings possible for public agencies, the K-12 Premier Foodservice Program addresses product cost, fee-per-case for distribution and program incentives. To determine how the program works specifically for your district, we encourage you to Request a Market Basket Analysis. Completing the requested information will help give you clear snapshot of how Premier’s program would generate pricing for your products and delivery parameters.

Program benefits combine guaranteed national distribution program with access to a comprehensive portfolio of competitively bid contracted manufacturer agreements (CMAs) that can help you save on more than 300,000 food and non-food products. Additionally, members may be eligible for incentives based on performance including early pay, new business and program maximization.

Premier’s cost of distribution is defined by a fixed fee-per-case based on a members average drop size. The fee-per-case will remain firm and fixed through the contract term. Average drop size will be reviewed quarterly and adjustments to the earned fee-per-case will be made.