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FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. Please check back often for the newest updates.


Mich. becomes 1st state approved to expand SNAP benefits due to school closures

It will be the first to implement Pandemic EBT, a benefit intended to help those who have children attending schools that are closed due to COVID-19.


Organizations ask USDA to expand SNAP recipients' meal access during COVID-19 outbreak

They argue that broadening the Restaurant Meals Program will help protect SNAP recipients, minimize grocery store lines and keep restaurant workers employed.

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Students rely on to-go meals during COVID-19 pandemic

K-12 operators are working to set up meal sites so students affected by COVID-19-related closures don’t miss out on meals.


Recipe report: Grab-and-go

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many operators to abandon salad bars and buffets for the time being. To reduce the risk of spread, portable foods and grab-and-go menu items are a smart solution. These five recipes offer ideas that can be put into action right now.


Sodexo extends sick leave for employees with COVID-19

The foodservice provider to colleges, healthcare and other noncommercial operations is expanding benefits during the pandemic.

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The sudden cancellation of the 2020 games created unique challenges for the team that feeds the athletes.

Cafeteria staff are preparing a variety of hot and cold meals for those in their communities who have been impacted by COVID-19.

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, foodservice teams are cooking up fresh ways to connect with diners.

IU Dining Executive Director Rahul Shrivastav shares how Indiana University is adapting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The insurance provider has teamed up with a local organization to help prepare meals for area seniors.

R.J. Melman shares the creative new ideas his restaurant group has put into action.

FSD is the exclusive media partner of ANFP

Restaurants across the country are working to provide food and support for healthcare staff, K-12 students and families experiencing food insecurity.

Nurses in the Georgia district are screening 100 employees daily.

As consumers continue to shelter in place, many restaurants are offering pizza kits for takeout and delivery. These contain all the fixings for making pizza at home, filling the need for a family-friendly meal as well as an activity. Although these five recipes are not packaged into kits, they offer a slightly different spin on traditional pizza and are easy to make. ​​​​​​​