META Purchasing Cooperative

Food Program available to members of our purchasing co-op.

Purchasing Co-op Pricing

Owner

Included with ownership

Member

$0.40/ADM 

(min. $300/year)

A la carte

$0.40/ADM 

(min. $300/year)

Food Program


META's Food Program has some of the lowest pricing in the state of Ohio due to the collective buying power of nearly one million students!

As part of purchasing cooperative, food products have been competitively bid out and awarded to vendors. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on all commercial food items, as well as paper and plastic goods, small wares and chemicals. 

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Vendors


Gordon Food Service (GFS) - Central/South/Southeast Ohio

Bob Becher
robert.becher@gfs.com
800-968-6334

Gordon Food Service (GFS) - Eastern Ohio

Bill Fey
william.fey@gfs.com
866-451-5121

SS Kemp/TriMark

Jason Sampson
jsampson@sskemp.com
937-515-8115

Gordon Food Services (GFS) - Central/Western Ohio

Steve Ellis
steve.ellis1@gfs.com
800-968-6451

Gordon Food Service (GFS) - Northwest Ohio

Jason Mortus
jason.mortus@gfs.com
800-823-9176

Gordon Food Services (GFS) - Southwest Ohio

Kenerly Hall
kenerly.hall@gfs.com
800-968-6186

Gordon Food Service (GFS) - Northeast Ohio

Cathy Zikeli
catherine.zikeli@gfs.com
800-968-6256

Sysco - Cleveland, Ohio

Paul Zentner
zentner.paul@cle.sysco.com
216-201-3732

Sysco - Cincinnati, Ohio

Sue Collier
collier.sue@cin.sysco.com
614-306-9103

I Supply

Cathy Vesper
cvesper@isupplyco.com
937-318-3225

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High quality dairy products are offered to META purchasing members at discounted rates!

milk, white milk, chocolate, chocolate milk, strawberry, cottage cheese, sour cream, 1%, skim, fat free, yogurt

Dairy products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on dairy products, including milk (various flavors and nutritional values), sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Bakery items are available to META purchasing members at deeply discounted rates!

bread, whole grain, breadsticks, bun, dinner rolls, rolls, bagel

Bakery items have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on bread, dinner rolls, buns, bagels and much more!

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.

Ice cream products are available to META purchasing members at deeply discounted rates!

ice cream, bars, cones, sorbet, sherbet, cookies, fruit bar, yogurt bar, ice cream sandwich

Ice cream products have been competitively bid out and awarded to local vendors as part of the purchasing cooperative. This program provides our members with discounted pricing on ice cream products and novelties, including cones, sherbet, fruit bars and much more! 

Become a META purchasing member today and receive these exclusive savings!

*All ice cream products meet Smart Snack guidelines.


2016-2017 Food Service Pricing Awards
This year’s food bids were coordinated by META Solutions and EPC. The bids represent one million Ohio students and are shared by four cooperatives: META Purchasing Cooperative, Southwestern Ohio EPC, OMERESA and Stark County Cooperative.

Check out META's Food Services News Page for additional information.


About the META Purchasing Cooperative:
META Solutions' Purchasing Cooperative analyzes costs, negotiates with vendors, and makes recommendations for products and services that have been submitted for competitive bidding. Our number one goal is to save schools time and money, and we do so by effectively providing an online marketplace of quality goods and services at substantially lower prices.

In addition, META purchasing members are able to leverage the collective buying power of a consortium of schools serving more than 450,000 students across the state of Ohio. All members have equal standing for their purchases, regardless of size.

META’s Purchasing Cooperative has provided millions of dollars in cost savings, and has significantly increased work efficiency in our districts. We are a one-stop-shop for all your purchasing needs, providing high quality products at special rates so that schools can focus on what matters most – educating students!


*To take advantage of this program, please contact an awarded vendor below.