FoodService Director is working to track the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the foodservice industry. See below for the latest updates, and to connect with other operators during this time, join the private Facebook group Coronavirus in the Food & Beverage Industry.


SNA partners with United Fresh Produce to help schools expand produce options during pandemic

The organizations are helping schools get in contact with distributors and processors for produce that can be included in grab-and-go meals.


Going mobile: Fighting food insecurity during COVID-19

The University of Arkansas for Medical Science’s Stocked & Reddie food pantry has hit the road to help provide food and supplies.

The university foodservice team is prepping hundreds of these meals each week.

Residents at one continuing care community are delivered smiles along with dinner.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the team at Hendricks Regional Health is crafting heat-and-eat meals for busy hospital staff.

The dining team is working with a local food bank to help keep area families fed.

The supermarket chain invites jobless foodservice staff to join its teams.

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.

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

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

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