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James M. Kesteloot, Chairperson
Tina Ballard, Executive Director

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Food Processing, Packaging and Distribution

With decades of hands-on experience feeding America’s Armed Forces and supporting USDA humanitarian relief efforts around the world, the AbilityOne Program understands the needs of Federal customers.

Our AbilityOne Network manages in excess of 225,000 square feet of food production space housed within over 49 million cubic feet of warehousing. Worldwide distribution capabilities provide shipping to the customer no matter where they are located; within the continental United States or around the world.

Through our national network of NPAs, AbilityOne meets Federal food product sourcing requirements while creating employment opportunities for people who are blind or have significant disabilities.

AbilityOne food solutions include:

  • Food processing
  • Food packaging
  • Distribution
  • Product development
  • Increased shipping and storage efficiencies
  • New product launches

Food products we package, supply and distribute include:

Custom Manufacturing, Development and Co-Branding Agreements

AbilityOne food producers can customize product blends and packaging, including packing sizes to meet our customer’s requirements which helps reduce waste and preparation time for maximum efficiency.

AbilityOne also has co-branding agreements with Kraft Foods, Sara Lee and other nationally recognized brands, providing “taste from home” household name foods in the U.S. and abroad.

Modern Manufacturing Operations

With thorough knowledge of Federal, state and local regulatory requirements, our manufacturing operations are state-of-the-art and able to compete with any commercial food manufacturing counterpart. We use the latest commercial industry best practices and meet all Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), United States Army Veterinary Command (VETCOM) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) quality requirements.

All operations are compliant and have certifications such as:

  • ISO Compliant
  • Kosher Certified
  • American Institute of Baking (AIB) Certified

Where applicable, all operations are inspected by:

  • U.S. Army Veterinary Service
  • USDA
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
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Current Customers

U.S. Army

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marines

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Defense Logistics Agency

Troop Support

Department of Justice

Bureau of Prisons

Awards & Recognition

  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Defense (DoD) have recognized AbilityOne with numerous awards over the past 10 years based on outstanding quality and on-time delivery, including USDA Supplier of the Year. AbilityOne is also recognized as one the top 100 suppliers to the DoD.
  • Nonprofit agencies (NPAs) under the AbilityOne Program are nationally known for their food processing and packaging capabilities. These NPAs supply food products to major government agencies such as USDA, DoD, DOJ with the highest degree of quality products and services at a 100% fill rate.

“The USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Commodity Operations is proud of their association with their AbilityOne partners, enabling people with significant disabilities to find meaningful employment, while producing high quality food to the hungry citizens of our nation and the world.”

Dean Jensen Chief USDA, FSA,
Commodity Operations
Program Support Branch

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