Schools across the country have closed their doors due to growing coronavirus fears. While COVID-19 school closures may play an important role in limiting the transmission of coronavirus, school officials have concerns about how system-wide closures will impact those students who rely on schools meals.
The National School Lunch Program serves more than 30 million students, while the School Breakfast Program serves over 14.7 million students each day.
School Food Service Operators: The True Superheroes
School food service professionals are on the front lines of this crisis – working tirelessly to ensure our nation’s most at-risk children are being fed. The HUBERT® Education Division provides support where it’s needed. Right now, operators are scrambling just to meet the needs of their new remote feeding programs.
We Can Be the Sidekick to Your Superhero
As this situation evolves, our Education Team continues to connect with schools across the country to better understand their needs. Through the close relationships we’ve built with suppliers, we’re able to quickly find you the solutions you need to make day-to-day life easier. We have a constant flow of products in the pipeline. This allows us to introduce new product solutions weekly to promote comfort, health and safety during delivery and curbside feeding.
Resources for COVID-19 School Closures:
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting so many aspects of our lives. Just when you think you have a handle on it, there’s another twist. To make things easier, we’ve pulled together some additional resources you may find helpful in your mission to feed students in need.
School Food Service Safety Precautions:
- COVID-19 School Food Service Safety Precautions
- Tip Sheet – Fast Masks
- Tip Sheet – Safety Precautions (English)
- Tip Sheet – Safety Precautions (Spanish)
- Social Distancing Cards (English)
- Social Distancing Cards (Spanish)
Emergency Meal Service Toolkit for COVID-19 School Closures:
- Emergency Meal Service Toolkit for COVID-19
- Information Gathering Worksheet
- Emergency Checklist
- Sample Lunch Menu
Printable Training Materials & Signage:
- ServSafe Coronavirus Recommendations
- Hand Washing & Hygiene Staff Guide
- Minimizing Spread of Illness in Child Nutrition Programs
This is a challenging time for everyone. Our hearts go out to the food service professionals doing everything in their power to make sure students are fed. On behalf of the HUBERT® Education Team, we are incredibly grateful for your service. We look forward to supporting you as we navigate this period together. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have. In the meantime – stay safe and take care.