The School Nutrition Program welcomes the opportunity to work with responsive, responsible vendors. For current solicitations, please visit the solicitation page for the district.

To be notified when solicitations are released, please complete the vendor registry form. A new registry was created in August 2019, so all vendors that were receiving notifications prior to that date must re-register to continue to receive notifications.

Awarded Bids and RFPs

If you are seeking a copy of an awarded bid or RFP, please contact Martha Marrufo. We cannot release a copy of an awarded bid until it has been board-approved. This protects all vendors in the event we must re-issue the solicitation.


To ensure we can give you the time and attention you deserve, vendor visits are by appointment only. Please contact Kristen Nauss to schedule an appointment.

Our office is located at:

2501 Dodds Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37407


Current Product Review

The following are the approximate dates the School Nutrition Department is reviewing products for upcoming bids.

Commodity Processing: September-December

Additionally, we
are continually reviewing new products and services.

Product Needs:

The following are products we are seeking. If you are able to fulfill this need, please contact us.

  • Whole grain buttery round cracker
  • Nitrate/Nitrite-free bacon
  • Nitrate/Nitrite-free 6" sausage, Kielbasa or sweet Italian
  • Natural food coloring (no artificial dyes)
  • Marshmallows without food dye
  • 4 oz yogurt in a tube

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:
    [email protected]

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.