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.


School district switches to home delivery for school meals

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


COVID-19 resource guide for K-12 operators

Here is a list of companies providing help to school nutrition teams as they work to provide off-site meals for students.

It will provide additional funding for food assistance programs such as the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program.

The spread of COVID-19 has closed dining halls, but there are still students and staff on campus that need to be fed.

While questions remain around how at-risk populations will acquire meals, restaurants and private home delivery companies could help fill gaps.

All K-12 school buildings will remain closed until May 1 due to COVID-19.

Students will learn remotely for the rest of the semester.

FSD editors discuss how school closures are impacting the state of school meals.

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

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

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