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Vending Machine Program

Program Overview

CPS implemented a district-wide Healthy Vending Machine Program in compliance with the United States Department of Agriculture’s Smart Snacks program and the District’s Local School Wellness Policy for Students. The partners selected to provide exclusive vending services to all CPS buildings as well as to all schools whose food service operations are managed by the District are PepsiCo (beverage vending machines) and Global Vending Service (snack vending machines).

General inquiries regarding the vending program may be directed to NSS and OSHW at

While participation in the vending machine program is voluntary, all schools who participate in the CPS Meal Program must use the above District-approved vendors to operate its vending machine program.


Schools and the CPS SCORE! Program earn commissions on net product sales.  Effective August 1, 2021, commissions were allocated as follows:

  Commission Percentage  
Program Schools CPS SCORE! Total
Beverage Vending 23.15% 17.85% 41%
Snack Vending 20.75% 4.25% 25%

School administrators should visit the CPS Intranet for more information on the Vending Program.