AEA Purchasing Annual Report & Buyer’s Guide

AEA Purch 2022 23 Annual Report

AEA Purchasing would like to thank you for supporting our cooperative procurement programs! It is a pleasure of ours that we get to serve Iowa schools, students, and staff each day. In our opinion, the equation is simple:

World Class Education + Quality Procurement & Nutrition Programs = A Recipe for Iowa Student Success!

Our team proudly serves the incredible school nutrition professionals who feed and fuel Iowa students, keeping hunger at bay and academic success at the forefront. Our team is proud to serve the most dedicated school staff that work to ensure campuses are well-maintained, equipped with the latest in technology, and stocked with the everyday essentials that enable students and teachers to succeed. Thank you to the passionate individuals who lead in making the most of what we have available regarding school nutrition services and cooperative purchasing.

This year, the AEA Purchasing food program will rebate $352,500 to our school member participants so that their nutrition programs may further invest in providing their students with excellent quality meals. In a typical year, our contracts (food and non-food) save Iowa schools and other education agencies anywhere from $7-10 million. We do the heavy lifting, allowing more of your time and resources to be dedicated to student learning and staff development.