The US-Based Food Aid Suppliers and Stakeholders Meeting presents a unique opportunity to convene government officials, food assistance commodity suppliers, academics, technology experts, and industry partners. The aim is to explore innovative solutions, exchange fresh ideas, and chart a course forward in critical areas including, but not limited to, food safety and quality systems, production and manufacturing best practices, product specifications, new commodities, process and manufacturing capabilities, and supply chain and warehousing strategies. This collaborative initiative is spearheaded by USAID, USDA, and food aid commodity suppliers.


Attendees will have the option of joining one of two site visits on Thursday, June 6. Please note in your registration if you wish to attend one of these site visits:

Super Cereal Plus Supplier:

Henry Broch Foods

3600 Sunset Ave, Waukegan, IL 60087 (tour 9am – 12noon)

Henry Broch Foods, founded in 1941, is one of the largest and most successful U.S.-based international food ingredient, processing and co-packing companies, sourcing quality natural ingredients from growers around the world. Our suppliers produce vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices and natural colors that have been concentrated, dehydrated, frozen, extracted or pasteurized.​


7:45 am: Gather at Hilton Rosemont to board coach

8 am: Coach leaves Hilton Rosemont

9 am – 11:30 am: Site tour

Return to Hotel by approximately 1 pm

Vegetable Oil Supplier:

Incobrasa Industries Ltd.

540 US-24, Gilman IL 60938 (tour 10:00am – 1:00pm)

Incobrasa is a soybean processing and biodiesel manufacturing company in Central Illinois with roots in the industry going back over 50 years. With a long company history focused in agriculture, our business efforts expanded from Brazil to the United States in 1982. Its plant processes 120,000 bushels of soybeans per day. Given current yields, this is more than 2,400 acres of harvested soybeans processed each day. For every 60-pound bushel of soybeans, the composition of a soybean allows for typical production yields of 44 pounds of soybean meal, 11 pounds of oil and 4 pounds of soybean hull pellets. Eleven pounds of oil can produce four 48-ounce bottles of vegetable oil or 1.5 gallons of biodiesel.


7:45 am: Gather at Hilton Rosemont to board coach

8 am: Coach leaves Hilton Rosemont

10 am- 1 pm: Site tour

Return to hotel by approximately 3 pm 


Abigail Love:  [email protected] 

Both in-person and remote speakers are asked to send their presentations to USAID no later than May 31, 2024. All presentations will be compiled and ready to be projected during the meeting.