Who We Are & How We Work


We negotiate the best prices possible with vendors or manufacturers for essentially every type of product our Members would need—from copier paper to food to equipment to cleaning supplies and everything in between and beyond. No matter what your organization needs to buy, we likely have a contract that includes it.

Because of the volume of products our Members purchase, our vendor partners are able to provide significantly reduced pricing on those products. Because of this great pricing, we are able to attract even more Members. And more Members, naturally, lead to even greater purchasing volume, allowing us to continue negotiating even stronger contracts.

Our Members, by buying what they need to operate their organizations through our contracts, save thousands, even tens of thousands of dollars each year. And through special rebate programs with many of our vendor partners, their savings can grow well beyond that.

By using our contracts, our Members free up money they can use to better fulfill their missions, which ultimately has a positive impact on their communities in many ways.

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Our membership is made up of more than 4,800 organizations in 36 states plus DC.

Our Members are generally classified in four core groups:

Medical & Medical Associates: acute and non-acute facilities, including hospitals, surgery centers, physician offices, pharmacies, laboratories and imaging centers

Senior Living: skilled nursing, assisted living, long-term care and independent living facilities

Education: public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities

Associates: camps, senior nutritional feeding programs, county governments, religious organizations and jails

This is not a complete list, of course.

To determine if your organization is eligible for participation in our program, or to learn more about the benefits of becoming a Member, call our office at 800-632-4572 or email us at [email protected].


Membership with us gives you access to our HPS contract portfolio, including our powerhouse dietary contract through Gordon Food Service. 

In addition, Members have access to our Furniture, Finishes & Equipment program, which provides tremendous cost savings on things like appliances and furniture, plus assists you in every step of the ordering process through installation.

And then there’s our Design Center, overseeing every aspect of any size interior design project you have, from working with you to flesh out your needs, to coordinating contractors, to ensuring all the work comes together seamlessly. This is available to Members in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.


In addition to the FFE and Design Center Value-Added Programs, additional Value-Adds include:

Contract Analysis Tool (CAT)

  • Track your dietary spend: Online reports include velocity, manufacturer usage, and rebates; populated nightly with GFS invoice data.
  • CAT identifies if an item is on-program or off-program with green, yellow and red indicators.
  • Free with membership

Menu Planner

  • Creating and Sharing recipes and daily menus
  • Calculating price and nutritional values
  • Automatically generate your shopping list
  • Free with membership

PO Advantage

  • Manage all your POs, invoices and supplier payments—as well as make purchases—on one breakthrough platform.
  • Lowest monthly rate possible