Being part of the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and Child Care Feeding Program (CCFP) can be very beneficial to your Organization. Not only do these State and Federal programs provide financial support for your meal service they are also an excellent resource for ideas on how to improve child nutrition over all.
Getting on these programs can be very time consuming. There are a lot of moving parts with the application process. In addition to the application you will need an approved state menu including the nutritional breakdown, a detailed wellness plan, and a caterer or meal service plan. This is where we can help.
Let us assist you with navigating the State and Federal application process and get you approved quickly. There is no charge for our services. We can provide you with everything you need to get approved and ready to implement your meal program.
As part of the NSLP or CCFP approval process you will need to secure a caterer. This is usually done through a bidding process. Depending on your program type, operational model, and size there many different options available.
Not all caterers are the same. Finding a caterer is much more than just the lowest bidder. Price doesn't always equal value. Finding a caterer who fits your program expectations and has the ability to grow with you can be a challenge. In recent months several catering companies had their state contracts revoked for too many health code violations. Some were even shut down. It is very important to find a caterer who makes the health of our children a top Priority.
Let us help you with the bid process and securing the right caterer for your program. We have done our homework and only partner with the very best local catering companies. We meet with our local partners and review health inspection reports regularly to ensure our children are getting the very best.
Whether you are an existing school or start-up, adding a meal program has many benefits. Not just to your students and parents, but to your local community as well. We know as educators your focus is on teaching and providing the best learning environment for our kids. Let us take food service off your plate.
After School and Summer programs are a vital part of our local communities. Both programs allow working families the peace of mind that their kids are safe and being fed a nutritious meal. We can help you implement both programs. Give us a call.
Do you have a state approved menu? Do you want to improve the nutritional content of your existing menu? Need ideas for building a menu that is both nutritious and kid friendly. We can help.
Are you familiar with the USDA Fresh Fruits & Vegetable Program? It's a free program that allows you to bring local fresh fruits & vegetables into your schools or centers. It's a great way to improve your overall nutrition while introducing your children to healthy foods. We can help set you up on this program