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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda Mascia
09:28
I was kind of digging that smooth jazz
Anna Severns
09:46
:)
Rebecca Ward
10:03
Good Morning everyone!
Jessica Simonson
10:22
Good morning!
Leyla Marandi
10:30
CHAT Box: Welcome! Please introduce yourself by sharing your name, position and where you work. What is one way you’re building resilience through the current crises?
Amanda Mascia
10:56
Amanda Mascia / SD Hunger Coalition
Dawn Ahlers
11:05
Good morning. I'm Dawn Ahlers with San Diego Unified School District, Food Services Business Operations Supervisor
Amanda Mascia
11:09
Resilience in Pandemic: Meditation, Nature
Jennifer Reno
11:10
Good Morning, Jennifer Reno from Preferred Meals
Stephanie Bruce
11:18
Good Morning! Stephanie Bruce, Palm Springs USD. Fresh from the farm Produce boxes!!
Amanda Mascia
11:32
Resilience for Black Lives: Deep listening, learning, reading.
Kari Johnson
11:44
Hello! Kari Johnson, CA with Lunch at the Library
Abby Halperin
11:47
Good Morning, I’m Abby Halperin, Assessment and Grants Manager at the Center for Ecoliteracy.
Sally Spero
11:49
Sally Spero, Lakeside. Letting go of inessential things
Anna Severns
11:56
Anna Severns, Revolution Foods. Reading, Listening, Learning.
Maddy Moritsch
11:59
Maddy Moritsch, Alliance for a Healthier Generation; learning, listening and holding hard conversation
Sandy Curwood
12:03
Greetings!Sandy Curwood, state director, Virginia Department of Education- providing resources to all of our school divisions to enable them to provide meals to children across the state.looking to hear from all
Hollie Hillard
12:05
Hollie Hillard, Sand Creek Schools in Michigan, Kitchen Manager. Trying to get a routine!!
Alek Ostrander
12:05
Alek Ostrander, Intern, Ann Arbor (MI), examining school reopening plans.
Christina Hecht
12:09
Hi everyone! Christina Hecht from University of California’s Nutrition Policy Institute. My resilience this week: has been poor. Being outside does help.
Emma Finn
12:14
Emma Finn with Friends of the Earth's Climate-Friendly School Food Campaign. I am building resilience through anti-racism organizing.
Marc Milton
12:16
Marc Milton, Director of Food Service, Downey USD. Resilience being built by reexamining, listening, reflecting
Kristin Zellhart
12:20
Kristin Zellhart with Eat REAL. Taking time as a team to pause, learn and hold space space.
Zetta Reicker
12:26
Hi everyone, Zetta Reicker with A Better Course and No Kid Hungry partner
Nick Anicich
12:27
Hi Everyone! Nick Anicich from CA Dept of Agriculture. Focusing on one thing at a time, reading, staying connected with community via ZOOM and phone
Rebecca Ward
12:34
Hello! Rebecca Ward, Food Service & safety Coordinator from Acalanes Union SD in Contra Costa Co.
Debbie Austin
12:41
Debbie Austin, mountain View Whisman School District, Director of Child nutrition. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to the community at large. We build our strength through helping each other.
Lisa Drobek
13:05
Hello. Lisa Drobek, Head of Design at EMS LINQ. Learning and researching so we can make enhancements to our nutrition products that will help our users.
Nora Stewart
13:13
Nora Stewart, CHIP's Farm to Institution Center in San Diego, I am learning to check in with the people around me during this time.
Leslie Pring
13:43
Hi Everyone, Leslie Pring, Nutrition Services Director at Twin Rivers USD in Sacramento. Listening to staff concerns and ideas in building a stronger feeding program to ensure equitable food access for all students
Jennifer L. McNeil
13:47
Welcome everyone - thank you for being here today. Jen from LunchAssist. This community helps me build resilience.
Jennifer L. McNeil
14:12
Today, the NAACP will be holding 8 minutes and 46 seconds of silence for George Floyd, if you or your staff would like to take a pause in your day to reflect at 12:45PM PT / 3:45PM ET https://twitter.com/NAACP/status/1268373882458734599
Amanda Mascia
14:26
THANK YOU for that statement!
Breana Diaz
14:39
Good morning! Breana Diaz - Nutrition Coordinator, Springs Charter Schools. Being there for our food service staff and helping when they need it.
krysta williams
15:47
Krysta Williams from Center for Ecoliteracy. I’m spending time connecting with community and remembering to take deep breaths
Brenda Ruiz
16:47
Brenda Ruiz Sacramento Food Policy Council Learning, listening, and sharing to best serve the community.
Leyla Marandi
18:08
We know lots of vacations and other priorities come in July — want to work with your schedules :)
Leyla Marandi
18:17
er…. staycations
Jennifer L. McNeil
18:47
Next call is June 18th. Thanks for sharing your preferences for July dates! :)
Patty Cattoor
19:37
Patty Cattoor Supervisor of Student Nutrition MHUSD. Learning and listening while remaining available.
Jennifer L. McNeil
20:17
Hi Everyone! Thanks for joining! Is anyone else doing the Farmers to Families Food Boxes?
Ricardo Espinosa
20:28
Ricardo Espinosa with PCCPA From Texas! :)
Amanda Mascia
21:08
Oceanside Unified just had a hit with Farmers to Families Food Boxes through Sunrise Produce!
Stephanie Bruce
22:01
Palm Springs is serving all fresh produce from local farmers for the remainder of the summer!!
Stephanie Bruce
22:25
Thanks for all the fresh produce inspiration.
Jennifer L. McNeil
23:01
What learning formats is your district currently considering? Please share with us!
Trish Baugus
23:19
Calaveras USD: still focused on Distance Learning
Stephanie Bruce
23:38
Palm Springs USD: focused on distance leaning
Sally Spero
23:47
Want to go to regular 5 day
Leslie Pring
23:48
Hybrid- students in two group alternating days on campus- no students on Wednesday. Secondary students starting later. 50% attendance on days students on are on campus
Sandy Curwood
24:19
we're encouraging schools to use serving lines
Debbie Austin
24:46
Debbie Austin-so far distance learning.
Stephanie Bruce
24:48
Our County Public health is discouraging serving lines
kristen tekell
24:59
Sonoma Valley is looking at all three education models.
Estelle Hobson
25:17
Good Morning All, Estelle Hobson, Nutrition Assistant Lead, Kairos Pdx in Portland Oregon . I enjoy the webinars info. It helps me with ideas on how I can keep cultivating my kiddos . Thank You
Jennifer L. McNeil
26:01
Thank you for joining us Estelle and everyone from out of state. We love to see this community growing nationwide. <3
Jennifer L. McNeil
26:42
Read more about Center for Ecoliteracy’s findings on what school nutrition departments need to respond to COVID-19: https://www.californiafoodforcaliforniakids.org/covid-19-budget-school-food
Jennifer L. McNeil
26:52
Join the Center for Ecoliteracy and other school districts to support state funding for school food: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/signonfor63Mforschoolfood
Sandy Curwood
28:26
please advocate for the USDA to respond to the these waiver requests!
Stephanie Bruce
28:52
Try using Census data for area eligibility with recent unemployment you may be able to reach that 50%
Stephanie Bruce
30:13
The ACDA board is meeting with USDA today and the waivers is on there agenda, as well as the failing budgets for CN.
Leyla Marandi
30:32
Thats good to know Stephanie, thank you!
Anna Severns
30:50
is there a specific url for the SNA sign-on letters just mentioned?
Christina Hecht
34:33
Specifically, check your state senators and see how they are lining up on HEROES. Thanks!
Leyla Marandi
34:49
^^ yes!
Noi Whitener
36:17
I'm sorry i was late joining in, I have a question for this upcoming school year.
Anna Severns
36:49
did you mention at the last meeting that you have a sample Parent Pick-Up template available?
Leyla Marandi
37:29
Hi Noi -- we’ll be shifting to discussion in just a bit and we’d love to hear your question. You can also type into the chat box :)
Mickinzie Lopez
37:31
Yes, we have a sample template! Linked in the checklist. :)
Anna Severns
37:42
perfect, thanks so much!!
Rebecca Ward
37:48
I would be interested in a template as well. The tool kit shown on the last slide will be sent out, correct?
Mickinzie Lopez
38:13
Correct! All resources shown on these slides will be sent out, with links to helpful templates.
Amanda Mascia
38:24
Sunrise is advocating to expand their service through July and August
Amanda Mascia
38:42
SoCal’s other vendor ($40M) got a stop work order
Nick Anicich
39:53
Please let me know if anyone needs help with Farmers to Families Foodboxes program! Success stories or requests for support will help us advocate for expansion of the program
Leyla Marandi
40:12
Thank you, Nick!
Sally Spero
40:18
Remember Medicaid Reduced does not count
Sally Spero
40:33
For CEP
Nora Stewart
40:54
Thanks Nick! If you are in San Diego County and interested in the Farm to Families Food Box program, you can also email me: nstewart@sdchip.org
Leyla Marandi
41:24
Thank you SD Hunger Coalition!
Amanda Mascia
41:48
Thanks for the shout-out! We love doing this work!
Brenda Ruiz
42:12
https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/EBT/Pandemic/202005-P-EBT-Outreach-Toolkit-Phase-2.pdf
Nora Stewart
42:20
The P-EBT information shared is really great! Thank you!
Brenda Ruiz
45:00
private school p-ebt info: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/pandemicebtprivate.asp
Leyla Marandi
45:08
Do you have recommended race & equity resources? Feel free to share them in the chat box and we’ll send them out to the group.
anna severns
46:05
https://mlpp.org/21-day-racial-equity-challenge/#1563823093249-5dfc2e4b-00ef
Amanda Mascia
46:11
“How to be an Anti-Racist”
Jennifer L. McNeil
46:12
This civil eats article shows a list of organizations you can follow on social media or support via charitable donations: https://civileats.com/2020/06/02/want-to-see-food-and-land-justice-for-black-americans-support-these-groups/?fbclid=IwAR04aFy_TZAJnmV3A8TvRrmfE_deabQbbHEz-fcJPn0u7Eg1l6JRjVUWE0w
Amanda Mascia
46:13
https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283
Amanda Mascia
46:35
“How to be an Anti-Racist” Has adult, young adult and a baby book! https://www.amazon.com/How-Be-Antiracist-Ibram-Kendi/dp/0525509283
anna severns
47:03
https://www-esquire-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.esquire.com/entertainment/books/gmp32733124/best-books-on-anti-racism/
Nora Stewart
47:36
Love the Civil Eats Article Jen! Thank you for sharing!
Leslie Pring
47:46
Are any school districts having conversations with teacher unions about meals in the classroom? Our teachers are resisting that idea
krysta williams
49:11
“So you want to talk about Race” by Ijeoma Oluo http://www.ijeomaoluo.com/writing
Maddy Moritsch
49:15
Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class, and Sustainability- Alkon and AgyemanFood Justice Now! Deepening the Roots of Social Struggle - SbiccaBetween the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi CoatesCode Switch Podcast - NPR
Noi Whitener
49:17
I'm sorry I somehow got cut off.
Christina Hecht
50:03
Is anyone using wifi-connected school buses as a neighborhood hot spot for kids to access online learning, at the same time as doing food drop-offs?
Christina Hecht
51:40
Are any districts using volunteers to enable extended distribution hours (e.g. very early morning, or early evening) - to help parents whose work hours don’t allow daytime meal pick-up?
Christina Hecht
52:58
Or any other strategies to create alternate meal pick up times than what school staff can acommodate?
Amanda Mascia
54:38
Are any districts allowing volunteers to pick up food on behalf of large groups of children (children at a housing complex, for example) whose parents cannot pick up, but a point person could be established?
Sandy Curwood
54:59
make sure you have a direct line of communication with your superintendent and your union
Amanda Mascia
55:32
Awesome, Stephanie! Thank you!
Christina Hecht
55:34
Interesting idea, Amanda - I’m asking because it’s hard for fieldworker parents in Central Valley to come to daytime meal distributions.
Amanda Mascia
55:56
Do they just send you an email? Fill out a form?
Sandy Curwood
56:04
make sure you have a procedure for that in order for the meals to be reimbursable
Jennifer L. McNeil
56:06
Make sure you have documentation on file for home delivered meals
Jennifer L. McNeil
56:51
Before initiating a home meal delivery service, schools must obtain written consent from households of eligible children.
Amanda Mascia
57:34
Jen, would you help us create a form that may address the reporting requirements?
Anna Severns
57:41
Ricardo, what state are you from?
Amanda Mascia
57:45
We are planning to work with YMCA’s and housing complexes :)
Jennifer L. McNeil
57:46
That’s great! Thanks Ricardo!
Kari Johnson
58:02
School sites can also connect with public libraries to serve meals during the summer and to offer additional serving times. Feel free to contact me for more info johnsonk@plpinfo.org
Amanda Mascia
58:02
Thanks, Ricardo!
Jennifer L. McNeil
58:22
Oakland USD has some great volunteer resources! I think someone else asked about that earlier.
Kari Johnson
58:46
thank you for the wonderful info!
Kari Johnson
59:20
Thank you!!!
Leyla Marandi
59:23
<3
Brenda Ruiz
01:01:14
access May 27 p-ebt webinar: https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/pebtphasetwoonlineapp.asp
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:01:23
Sandy - what sanitation protocols are you putting into place in the service lines?
Vince Caguin
01:02:22
Thanks Sandy. Miss seeing you in California
Kari Johnson
01:03:15
Can you provide a link to the USDA bulk meal tip sheet? Thanks
Stephanie Bruce
01:03:24
Thank you Sandy!!! Miss you, my Friend!
Katie Bark
01:04:13
will you be using the regular trays or disposable trays? Will kids eat in the classrooms in VA?
Christina Hecht
01:04:46
USDA bulk meal tip sheet: https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/default/files/resource-files/SSOMultipleMealsCOVID.pdf
Katie Bark
01:05:07
is anyone looking at the Oliver Quality system for meals in the classroom
Vince Caguin
01:05:16
Yes. We have a captured that is longing to connect with organizations such as Nutrition Services
Vince Caguin
01:05:26
Captured audiance
Leyla Marandi
01:05:31
^ exactly
Sally Spero
01:06:58
I think we are all stuck waiting for district and USDA guidance on what is expected for us.
Noi Whitener
01:07:24
I agree!
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:07:28
^ Sally ! Yes - same as Noi!
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:07:35
^ We need waivers for SY 20-21!
Noi Whitener
01:07:50
Like yesterday!
Sandy Curwood
01:08:03
thinking about the plastic baskets that can be lined with the checkered paper- and washed and sanitized afeterward
Kari Johnson
01:08:12
thanks
Jennifer L. McNeil
01:08:27
We’ve not had too much time for discussion on the past few weeks call was nice to have a bit more today! See everyone again on June 18!
Trish Baugus
01:08:32
Thanks again for all your hard work - great info!
Leyla Marandi
01:08:40
Thanks Trish !