coronavirus

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.

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Nonprofit launches fundraiser to support school nutrition teams during COVID-19

The Help Feed School Kids Now campaign will provide grant funding to schools struggling to keep costs in check.

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How one foodservice operator is staying on top of the COVID-19 crisis

Tim Schoonmaker and his team use a CER statement to anticipate problems during emergencies and figure out how to solve them.

Foodservice staff can purchase hard-to-find supplies right at the senior living facility.

The tool also provides meal site hours.

K-12 operators share what has worked for them as they transition their feeding operations to grab-and-go sites and meal delivery.

Changes to retail and patient feeding are designed to encourage social distancing and keep employees healthy.

The USDA says the waivers will help provide meals to more students while also maintaining the safety of school nutrition staff and families.

Ithaca School District decided to switch to home delivery to practice social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The districts are in Louisiana and Tennessee.

The cafeteria has been closed to the public due to COVID-19.

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