The Randolph-Sheppard Act was first enacted by the Unites States Government in 1937. It provides a preference to visually impaired persons for the award of vending facility contracts on federally owned properties. 

Traditionally, the preference was applied to small vending facilities such as concession stands and snack bars. Cantu Services, Inc. together with the Louisiana Department of Social Services, acting as a State Licensing Agency, pioneered new trails in obtaining a Food Service contract for a selected visually impaired vendor for the dining facilities at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. 

This was the first major Department of Defense contract awarded under the Randolph-Sheppard Act. The efforts of Cantu Services, Inc. opened the door for the award of major DoD Food Service contracts for State Licensing Agencies and their selected visually impaired vendors across the country. In 2008, the President of Randolph-Sheppard awarded Ricardo M. Cantu for his drive and dedication in military feeding under the Randolph-Sheppard Act. Mr. Cantu is recognized as The Pioneer in Food Service at military operations with the Randolph-Sheppard Program.

“The Cantu Difference” – Experience and Training 

We customize our services to the needs of each Licensed Manager and the requirements of the SLA’s program. Cantu prides itself on the fact that not one Randolph-Sheppard vendor with whom we have worked has failed. Not all companies working with the Randolph-Sheppard program can state the same. Whether you are a Licensed Manager, or an SLA, your success and the quality performance of your contract are our most important goals. We will provide information and training to you at the pace you request.