Benita Gingerella


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Benita is an editor for FoodService Director and has been with the publication since 2016. In addition to covering various sectors of the noncommercial industry, Benita is also responsible for several of the magazine's most beloved sections, including Steal This Idea and The Line. In her spare time, Benita is an avid restaurant-goer and loves to travel extensively.

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Benita Gingerella

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Meet 5 recipients of the USDA’s 2020 farm-to-school grants

Take a look at how some of this year’s grant winners plan to improve their farm-to-school programs.

Steal This Idea

5 stealable ideas that sprang up during the pandemic

Here are some creative innovations operators have developed to keep their operations running smoothly.

College dining teams share some ideas for successful cooking demonstrations in the age of COVID-19.

Noncommercial operators and community members have been active in giving back.

Waivers on meal pattern flexibility, congregate meals, meal times, and parent and guardian meal pickup have all been extended.

The University of Michigan’s Maize and Blue Cupboard has managed to keep students with food insecurity safely fed amid COVID-19.

Looking to spice up the sandwich menu as demand for to-go items continues? Consider these internationally influenced varieties.

Operators are continuing to step up to reduce hunger in their communities.

Some states have begun releasing guidelines for keeping students safe and fed during the upcoming school year.

Operators are relying on partnerships more than ever to make sure kids are still being fed as the pandemic rolls on.

The waiver, which allows schools across the country to continue serving free meals, has been extended through the summer.

See diners’ top reasons for giving new items a try.

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