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.


USDA extends comment period on proposed school meal reforms due to COVID-19

The comment period has been extended by 30 days and will now end on April 22.


Mich. creates interactive map showing location of school feeding sites

All schools in the state are closed for several weeks to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

A number of state and local governments are restricting dining out in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The survey showed that 1,211 respondents were either engaged in emergency meal and food assistance or were developing plans to feed students during coronavirus-related school closures.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will provide $1 billion in funding to food programs such as SNAP.

The president and health officials also asked citizens to avoid gatherings with more than 10 people, at home as well as outside.

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

College foodservice teams across the country are dealing with canceled classes, student evacuations and limited campus operations.

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

This year's winner will be revealed five months later than usual.

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