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Solutions for Meal Delivery During School Closures

On the heels of widespread school closures due to COVID-19, administrators are rolling out plans to keep feeding children who rely on school meals. One of the biggest considerations when deciding to close schools is how to continue feeding students. As efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus affect businesses nationwide, even families who were able to afford groceries may struggle to put enough food on the table. These urgent decisions have left schools scrambling to find solutions for implementing meal delivery during school closures.

Methods for Meal Delivery During School Closures:

Plans for feeding students vary widely from school to school. Some districts are using busses or food trucks - similar to what is used for summer feeding programs - to deliver meals to students. Most districts are offering grab-and-go meals with drive-thru pickup, using the school parking lot to maximize social distancing. Whichever way you choose to execute delivery, we are here to help make this uncertain period as easy as possible.

COVID-19 Grants

Apply now for emergency grants to supply much-needed resources for meal distribution and delivery efforts to get food to students during COVID-19. From soft-sided coolers, bags and containers for individual servings, to protective gear for food service sanitation and safety, this equipment will help ensure our children continue to receive the nutritious meals they need.

Grab-and-Go Product Solutions:

To help ease some of the burden, our sales and merchandising team has put together a list of the essential products you will need to prepare and package your grab-and-go meals. Below you will find products to keep your meal service running smoothly and safely - all in stock and ready to ship.

Coolers and Food Boxes

Coolers & Food Boxes

All perishable food should be kept at the correct temperature. Children are the most vulnerable to food poisoning, so it makes sense to take extra precautions when serving food remotely. Insulated coolers and food boxes keep pre-packaged foods and milk at a safe temperature during transport.

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Food Safety and Sanitation

Food Safety & Sanitation

When it comes to serving food to your students, safety always come first. Parents are already concerned with how to keep their children healthy during this difficult time. Instill their trust by taking the steps necessary to serve fresh, safe food.

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Transport and Staging

Transport & Staging

Large carts are needed to transport bagged meals from the cafeteria to the pick-up site and/or busses for delivery. Folding tables can be used for staging curbside pickup.

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Packaging for Grab and Go Meals

Packaging for Grab & Go Meals

In most cases, schools are providing bagged meals. Be equipped with the necessary packaging solutions you need to get parents in and out quickly.

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Innoseal® Bag Sealer

The Innoseal® Bag Sealer is a tamper-evident bag closing system that uses a resealable tape and paper combination to seal plastic bags. The machine comes preloaded with closures - making it fast, easy, safe and ready to use right out of the box. With its ergonomic design, the sealer delivers enough efficiency to cut production time in half, while providing a solid seal every time. Plus, the compact size is perfect for off-site food prep stations.

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Innoseal Bag Sealer
Education Experts

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If you have another unforeseen area of your school directly affected by the coronavirus, feel free to reach out to an on-call education expert - we are here to help. We also encourage those with questions to please email our award-winning customer support team for assistance.

We will work through this together, and look forward to helping you in any way we can.

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