Small Schools To Get Big Help In Food Purchasing

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California Small School District Association Partners With Axis Purchasing. With all the recent changes in the nutrition guidelines, the rising price of food, and tight budgets, many Small School District Association Members (SSDA) find food purchasing more challenging than ever. Fortunately, SSDA has a new resource at its disposal: Axis Purchasing. Axis uses billions of dollars in purchasing clout to bring low pricing agreements to schools, wielding the sort of leverage individual schools just don’t have on their own.

Highlights of the Program

Axis provides agreements with over 300 national manufacturers, representing thousands of products. As an Axis program participant, members of SSDA will receive rebates from the select group of manufacturers in addition to low-cost contract pricing with distributors and gain valuable access to new product opportunities. In addition to food and beverage, the program also provides favorable pricing on supplies, office products, small wares, and equipment.

Axis also offers distribution support when needed to help the operation become more efficient without increasing the internal workload. The best part is, there’s no out-of-pocket expense to SSDA members and there’s no need to change distributors.

No Learning Curve

“The key to our success,” says John Krebs, President of Axis Purchasing. “We guarantee to bring savings and convenience without upsetting current lunch programs. Continuity is absolutely vital to success. There’s no minimum requirement to participate, and there’s no need to change distributors.”

“The only real difference you see, day-to-day, is the amount of money you save and the added confidence you get from buying the right products for the menu at the right price,” says Debra Pearson, Executive Director SSDA.

The bottom line is better pricing, better products, no out of pocket expense.

Axis Purchasing ( is a leading supply chain service organization that provides ala cart or comprehensive support to its clients consisting of multi-unit operators, hospitality, education and contract caterers throughout the United States. Unique in the industry Axis provides a comprehensive suite of services that empower operators to lower prices, reduce operating costs, ensure consistent product quality, and focus internal resources on customer service and profitable growth.

The Small School Districts’ Association’s ( ) provides relevant information and proactive assistance to California’s small school district governing boards and superintendents through legislative advocacy, collaboration, professional development, and support services. For more information contact Shelly Tillery at (916) 444-9335 or shelly(at)ssda(dot)org.


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