The phrase “roller coaster of emotions” is an understatement when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since mid-March, schools everywhere have been waiting each day to hear something different regarding how they are expected to feed the students in their communities. Just when it seems like everyone seems to find a new normal something changes throwing a wrench in our newly founded routines.
Districts everywhere are waiting every day to know if they can continue with emergency feeding or transition to their annual SFSP/SSO methods when the standard June 30th deadline expires. This level of uncertainty is leaving foodservice professionals wondering how much longer they have to combat the current issues they are facing.
- Is there a better way to track how many meals we are distributing?
- Is there a way I can tell how many meals I need to be preparing?
- How can I prevent people in my communities from abusing the system and taking free meals from multiple sites?
- How can I communicate site information to all of these families at once?
Technology companies everywhere have offered some type of solution to help answer at least one of these questions. While everyone offers summary meal tracking, only some offer online ordering or location tracking. In times of emergency, being able to address one or two necessary items just won’t cut it.
The PrimeroEdge team knew that our school nutrition heroes deserve the answers to all their questions, which is why we’ve spent the last seven weeks developing our new K12 Meals Online solution. This tool helps to track meals, forecast meal counts, communicate site information with your communities, and keep community members accountable.
Though no one knows how much longer we’ll see ourselves in this situation, we know it’s never too late for a solution. If there is anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it’s that emergencies and disasters can strike at any time – and though we may feel prepared – we most likely aren’t. K12 Meals Online is more than just a tool to use during this pandemic. This tool can be helpful during any kind of school closures due to snow, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more. We truly never know what hurdles life will throw our way, but we do know that we will always want to feed our students and take care of our communities.
PrimeroEdge is here to help. To learn more about K12 Meals Online, click here.