ASCA is a unique member association focused solely on schools. Our fundamental objective is to improve the purchasing effectiveness of schools and school canteens, thereby getting better value for schools, and improving the profitability and sustainability of school canteens.

ASCA provides two services for members:

  • Canteen services – Supply and distribution of products for the school canteen, and associated services
  • School services – Supply and distribution of products and services for the school, and associated services

Membership Types

There are two types of ASCA membership:

  • Full membership - Schools can choose to be “full members” which means that they receive both the canteen service and the school service.
  • School membership – For schools that have no canteen or outsource their canteen, they can elect to be “school members” and receive only the school service.

In some regions, schools can choose a particular kind of full membership called “One Stop Shop”. In these regions ASCA has a food services distributor partner, the One Stop Shop distributor, and ASCA seeks to maximise the range of school products that this distributor can supply to schools in the region, to reduce administration and deliveries for member schools.

Membership Fees

Schools pay an annual membership fee, unless they are eligible for One Stop Shop membership and commit to be a client of their local ASCA One Stop Shop distributor.