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NOCAC Head Start Nutrition Staff will use effective inventory and cost control by utilizing the pantry when possible.


  1. The Health/Safety Assistant will place an order monthly for pantry items.
    1. The Health/Safety Assistant will email the Center Cooks the order.
    2. The order is scheduled to be delivered to Pulaski on Mondays.
  2. The Center Cooks will work with the Center Manager to make arrangements to get Pantry items picked up.
  3. The Center Cooks need to be purposeful in their planning and look at the menu two to four weeks ahead to determine what items will be needed from the pantry.
  4. The Pantry Inventory is on Google Drive and shared with all Center Cooks and Center Managers. The Health/Safety Assistant will update the inventory weekly/as needed.
  5. Center Cooks will email the Health/Safety Assistant by Thursday, the week before with what is needed from the Pantry.
  6. If the Center Cook needs an item not on the Pantry Inventory, he/she needs to contact the Health/Safety Assistant via email.
  7. Sites receiving Sysco deliveries will not need to utilize the Pantry as often.

Forms and Additional Guidance:

This policy complies with the following

Head Start Program Performance Standard:   1302.44
ODJFS Child Care Manual:    
CACFP Regulation:    
Caring for Our Children:    
Other Sources:    


Effective Date:   8/7/17 Revision Date:   9/30/20
Approved By Policy Council:   8/7/17 Revision Approved By Policy Council: