The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have a significant impact on the nation’s foodservice industry, from mom-and-pop diners to K-12 schools, colleges to convenience stores. The FoodService Director team is following the situation closely, providing timely reports on the state of the industry and how operators can deal with the crisis.
President Trump calls on all Americans to forgo restaurant dining
The president and health officials also asked citizens to avoid gatherings with more than 10 people, at home as well as outside.
House passes bill to expand food programs for families impacted by COVID-19
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act will provide $1 billion in funding to food programs such as SNAP.
COVID-19 restrictions hit colleges hard
College foodservice teams across the country are dealing with canceled classes, student evacuations and limited campus operations.
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.
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.
What Trump's emergency plan means for foodservice
The president aired a number of extraordinary economic measures last night in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are the ones that matter most to foodservice.