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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer McNeil
11:17
Welcome! Please introduce yourself by typing your name, position and where you work into the chat box. What is one accomplishment you are proud of from this summer?
Robert Lewis
11:37
Hello
Aurora Figueroa
11:38
hello
Bethany Markee
11:39
hello
Debra Appel
11:48
Good Morning All,
Laura Austin
11:53
Greetings!!
Stephanie Bruce
11:59
Hello everyone. Stephanie Bruce, Palm Springs USD. Serving 1,000,000 meals during the summer months
Bryan Miller
12:01
good morning
Marina Navarro
12:02
Good morning
Anna Wolk
12:07
Anna Wolk~From Johnsburg Illinois (north of Chicago. I’m, most proud that we were able to serve our families….even though it wasn’t a lot of kids, it still helped
Debbi Dodson
12:07
Good morning from Debbi Dodson at the Carton Council all the way from SUPER sunny San Diego.
Nick Anicich
12:11
Hi Everyone! My name is Nick Anicich and I'm the Farm to School Program Lead with the CA Dept. Of Food and Agriculture. One accomplishment from this summer-- the Governor included $10m in the budget for farm to school!
Julie Fletcher
12:12
Hi all - Julie Fletcher, Dallas ISD. Our team will surpass 10 million meals served this summer - today!
Suzanne Yamanishi
12:13
Hello, Suzie Yamanishi, Southside School in Hollister, California, Summer... I didn't work
Annie Ryu
12:14
Morning! I'm Annie Ryu, Director of Food Services at Lawndale Elementary School District. I'm proud of our staff who have worked without much complaint throughout this whole pandemic.
Tammy White
12:16
Hi!
Ed Burke
12:16
Howdy all, Ed from Santa Rosa City Schools. We are most proud of safely serving kiddos this summer.
Deborah Kravitz
12:20
Deborah Kravitz, Del Norte Unified School District, Crescent City, CA Served 90,000 meals this summer, very small rural community
steph barstow
12:20
Hi Everyone! Steph Barstow from Millbury Schools in MA
Beth Haas
12:21
Beth Haas Nebraska Dept. Education Program Specialist
Cassandra Bahr
12:23
Cassandra Bahr, School Lunch Program Director, Elevate Charter School,
Diane Sharpe
12:26
Hello- Proud of our FVSD Task force and thanks to all the work these folks put into our plands
Erin Primer
12:26
Morning! Erin Primer SLCUSD here! I'm proud of hosting a virtual summer cooking class for high school students with plant-forward recipes!
Eric Holliday
12:34
Eric Holliday, Director Alvord Unfied, and Proud of the effort and ability of schools to feed our community, and to feed the students of California. Great accomplishments.
Catherine Paredes
12:36
Good Morning from Borrego Springs, Cathy Paredes, Food Service Director
Cindy Worthington
12:39
Cindy Worthington, manager of food services in El Centro, CA.
Debra Appel
12:42
I am Debra Appel Director of Nutrition Services for Laguna Beach USD I did finally make it to the beach last week!!
Amanda Mascia
12:45
Amanda Mascia / Hunger Free Kids / San Diego Hunger Coalition = supporting our AMAZING school districts!
Emily Cena
12:56
Emily Cena, Director of Food & Nutrition, Ramona Unified
Christina Hecht
12:58
Good morning, Christina Hecht at UC Nutrition Policy Institute
gail gousha
13:00
Gail Gousha, San Diego Hunger Coalition
Nora Stewart
13:06
Nora Stewart, Farm to Institution Center in San Diego, excited to build out school district farm to school lesson plans/ take home resources
Sonia Fernandez Arana
13:09
Hello! Sonia Fernandez Arana with Let's Eat Healthy from Dairy Council of CA. Proud of the community resources we've provided to promote food access across California
Colleen Robinson
13:09
Happy Friday Eve everybody-Colleen Robinson SDUSD
Leyla Marandi
13:22
Welcome, welcome!
Cathy Moen
13:32
Hello Cathy Moen Director of Food Services of the Robla School District
Trista Grigsby
13:33
Good afternoon from Virginia! Trista Grigsby, Farm to School Specialist, VA Dept. of Education
Jessica Ortega
14:09
Hi! Jessica Ortega, Nutrition Specialist at Alvord Unified in CA
Rosa Rubio
14:11
Good morning, Rosa Rubio from Calistoga JUSD.
Brenda Ruiz
14:20
Brenda Ruiz, Sacramento Food Policy Council.
Amanda Mascia
14:29
2020 Quote of the Year “You’re on mute.”
Laura Burns
14:48
Laura Burns, Wellness Policy Specialist for Virginia Department of Education. Proud of the information shared during our virtual conference this summer!
Emily Penner
15:01
Happy Friday! Emily Penner, School of Education, UC Irvine
Tammy White
15:08
Hi, Tammy White from San Jacinto Unified School District! On our 2nd day of Distance Learning Grab-n-Go meal service!
Marina Navarro
15:22
Marina Navarro from Washington Unified School District in Fresno, Ca.
Marina Navarro
15:57
Director of Food Services
Amanda Bast
16:42
Amanda Bast, Nutrition Coordinator in partnership with the Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri. :)
Leyla Marandi
16:55
Yes! Check them out here: https://www.facebook.com/NutritionServicesRUSD
Jennifer McNeil
17:07
Welcome everyone! We are proud of all of you!
Ben Readle
17:10
Hi Everyone! I am a Senior Account Representative with TITAN School Solutions. We are working on multiple solutions for helping you all with feeding during this unprecedented time.
Erin Primer
18:15
ED ROCKS!!!!!
Leyla Marandi
18:20
He totally does
Stephanie Bruce
19:12
Hope you are staying safe up there Ed. You all just don't get any breaks from fire!
Jennifer McNeil
20:09
OMG there are MORE ED BURKES???
Kat Soltanmorad
21:29
Thanks Ed, this is awesome! It will be huge for us at Tahoe Truckee as well.
Kat Soltanmorad
21:38
And thanks for Titan for helping out!
Stephanie Bruce
22:25
There is Ed Code that allows that Ed
Michael Jochner
22:32
Ed
Stephanie Bruce
22:35
ED Code 49558
Michael Jochner
22:35
Ed
Anna Wolk
23:06
Would they not know about the other child since all household members need to be listed, along with the school they attend? Or is that something that is just on the Illinois app?
Stephanie Bruce
23:10
Way to serve your community!!!!! KUDOS
Suzanne King
23:30
I want to get onboard with the MOU
Kat Soltanmorad
23:32
THANK YOU STEPHANIE!
Jennifer McNeil
23:41
We share everything else in school nutrition, let’s share eligibility! Thank you for doing the legwork on this Ed. We so appreciate your contributions and can’t wait to find out more!
Kat Soltanmorad
23:58
This works for charter (if not vending) and homeschooling.
Anna Wolk
24:43
Thanks for clarifying!
Amanda Mascia
25:00
Dope!
Michael Jochner
25:06
Ed's idea is so HOT, he keeps a fire extinguisher on his desk! Go Ed.
Amanda Mascia
25:13
HAHAHAAAA
Anna Wolk
25:17
Clearly the audience is right~ You DO Rock!
Amanda Mascia
25:27
He’s near an exit window, too
Stephanie Bruce
25:29
Have you checked with your county department of social services? They will be able to match the data for you
Jennifer McNeil
26:33
Fast pass like at Disneyland? I’m in.
Cassandra Bahr
26:52
Are you creating barcodes in TITAN?
Patricia Baugus
26:53
Ed, who is your provider (SIS/POS)?
Suzanne King
27:30
Are you seeing any increase in meal service with the bar codes?
Diane Sharpe
27:35
Hi Ed- We were trying to figure out the bar code in word as well but it does not work? What bar code did you use?
Stephanie Bruce
27:36
Most POS have bar codes
Lena Agee
28:21
but they aren't integrated...in a letter
Cassandra Bahr
28:22
If you use TITAN, my understanding is that you have to use their barcodes, can’t use the SIS barcodes
Stephanie Bruce
28:31
there are different bar code fonts in word. You just need to find the font that works with your system
Ed Burke
28:57
Good Call Stephanie! It is best to find the right font for your system.
Jennifer McNeil
29:04
Thank you for sharing and communicating, Ed! We appreciate you!
Trista Grigsby
29:05
How about barcode keychains for the households?
Frances Montoya
29:13
We are doing bar codes per and grouping families by address.
Stephanie Bruce
29:19
GREAT JOB. Seriously, talk to your county dept. of social services. I have an mou with mine, I get the data 3 months before calpads and it is more accurate and they match the siblings
Elizabeth Vaughan
30:07
hahah! love it!
Ed Burke
30:09
Stephanie, that is incredible!
Leyla Marandi
30:17
He did it again everyone. *applause*
Kat Soltanmorad
30:57
Absolutely Stephanie, that's the best route! We love it.
Stephanie Bruce
31:36
Major applause. I love to hear people going the extra mile for the kids.
Amanda Mascia
31:54
Share more about where you got funding from in the CARES Act and how you got it? Please and thank you!
Kat Soltanmorad
32:09
We are small enough to stay away from barcodes especially as we have a 40/60 free/reduced... we want to be sure we don't have optics of those with a "barcode" are free. It would happen here in our community.
Frank Castro
32:43
Michael, what did you say your F/R percentage is?
Eric Holliday
33:15
Loving the customer service! great job Michael. Welcome to the Matrix! Great background
Brenda Ruiz
33:39
this type of funding mentioned needs to be expended by dec 31, correct?
Jennifer McNeil
34:06
Thank you so much for sharing, Michael!
Stephanie Bruce
35:24
We have been back to school (Distance Learning) for 3 weeks now.
Mary Fell
35:42
Hi what did the $40,000 include
Janelle Manzano
36:50
Stephanie, what is your participation compared to your summer feeding? Thank you
Jennifer McNeil
37:06
Question to the group: Have your schools reopened? How has meal service been going?
Frances Montoya
37:24
Our first day of school was Aug. 5th.
Suzanne King
37:42
Cotati-Rohnert Park opened on Aug 12. Our participation has dropped by 90%
Anna Wolk
37:51
WE open 8/25, fully remote, and I don’t think our numbers will be very high. I’ve only processed 30 applications for meal benefits this summer-typically I do about 30/day
Stephanie Bruce
38:23
Participation dropped about 15% week 1, Increased 25% week 2 and was steady week 3. We are experiencing 120 degree temps with high humidity so people are staying home.
Debra Campbell
38:25
We have gone from serving 300 meals per day to 50.
Stephanie Bruce
38:47
We are only serving about 1/3 our student population
Bryan Miller
38:49
we started school on August 12th. The reopening has been rough. Our numbers are very low.
Emily Cena
38:51
Ramona Unified starts September 1 in distance learning. I am concerned our numbers will be quite low, judging by the very low number of meal applications we have received, despite multiple avenues of advertising
Stephanie Lip
38:51
participation dropped to 25% of the seamless summer counts.
Eric Holliday
39:21
Schools are on distance learning, however all sites are open for feeding. We have been serving daily, and we are averaging 1,000 meals a day, where normally we would serve 11,000. Tracking via POS and the heat have not been helping. We are constantly adapting and marketing, to help. However getting middle school and high school kids out of house after learning for 4 hours is challenging. I am optimistic it will improve. But we will all need students back in school to help with participation.
Stephanie Bruce
39:24
This is great information.
Erica Lee
40:03
We're still in our first week of meal service/distance learning but we went from serving 2000 per day to 300 and we're 100% CEP!
Lena Agee
40:14
So may parents asking for refunds on the funds in their MSB Meal Accounts.
Stephanie Bruce
40:24
We are serving as many meal options as we can. Breakfast, Lunch, Supper and weekend meal and snack. We are adding a week day snack next week
Tammy White
40:57
Yes, San Jacinto reopened with DL on Monday, August 17th. We started our 1st day of grab-n-go meal service yesterday. We served 41% of our designated households for this day. Today, we served 39% of our designated households for today.
Ed Burke
41:09
Our counts have been very low in our area. We believe that the timing of the meal service and environmental concerns. Distance learning is pretty hands on for parents, so the timing is not working for them.
Debra Campbell
41:26
We are also a CEP school but we cannot seem to get parents engaged to pick up meals for the student
Tammy White
41:27
San Jacinto is serving 5B/5L/7Suppers/7Snacks
Janelle Manzano
41:29
All remote learning since Aug 13th. Participation is EXTREMELY low. We were serving 2400 meal per day with Summer Feeding. We are currently serving less than 100 meals per day!! We are implementing several strategies to ensure families in need have access to school meals. Fires and heat are not helping.
Julie Garcia
41:48
@Lena I tell then we only proces refunds in June. All funds have rolled over from last year and will remain on their accounts until used.
Brook Stephenson
41:57
Is anyone serving in the evening? Maybe serving when parents are off work and can come pick up meals would be more helpful? Is that feasible? like 4pm-6pm?
Suzanne King
42:03
We feel like our counts are low for the same reason. Parents and students are just getting comfortable with DL so we expect we'll see counts improve over time.
Jennifer McNeil
42:09
Leyla is our honorary Chief Science Officer - thank you for sharing all of this info Leyla! Here is the article she just referenced: https://www.sfcdcp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Quick-Guide-Suspected-Confirmed-COVID-19-Schools-Childcares-Programs-FINAL-2020-08-10.pdf
Eric Holliday
42:17
Also the stress on parents and family is off the chart. Mental Health must be a focus. If anyone is using drones for meal delivery, that would be a great option.
Stephanie Bruce
42:48
LOL Eric, do you think CDE will approve the purchase of drones?
Leyla Marandi
43:01
Article: https://theconversation.com/cloth-masks-do-protect-the-wearer-breathing-in-less-coronavirus-means-you-get-less-sick-143726
Suzanne King
43:09
Thank you for sharing the links. It is great information to share with staff.
Janelle Manzano
43:24
Erica Lee - what school district?
Lena Agee
44:03
@Julie. I have the same policy, but you can't really argue under the present circumstances and the request for an exception.
Julie Garcia
44:45
@Lena I must be lucky, my parents don't argue with me, lol
Amanda Mascia
44:47
We’ve heard from 3 San Diego Districts, their participation rates are around 10% of last year
fred espinosa
44:58
Your information is so well organized, relevant, and easy to understand. Well Done CEL and LA.
Stephanie Bruce
45:24
Agreed Fred!!
Erica Lee
45:43
@Janelle Robla School District---We even deliver meals to bus stops
Frances Montoya
45:47
I did a parent forum to reach out to parents letting them know the importance of picking up meals. I am also working with the district to offer incentives to students that pick up meals. Offering parent hours and various ideas by site to get students and parents to pick up meals. I had many communications with the district to get everyone involved. The barcode system lets us notify the schools who did not pick up meals. We are first year CEP our previous years we were P2.
Eric Holliday
45:50
Yes, drones is an approved expenditure! That is not factual, but maybe in the future it will be. Keep innovating and changing.
Kat Soltanmorad
47:22
We have 2 pick up times, twice a week for families coordinated around K-12 DL instruction times. We offer appt. pick ups if these times do not work. Our participation will decline from parent surveys and feedback this summer once school starts Sept 2. Through in snow after October, we will likely move to mostly delivery service with our Bus Drivers....who have helped us since April!
Erin Primer
47:54
We're using our pre-order form for weekly meal kits (including supper) as our sign in sheet.
Kat Soltanmorad
47:55
It would be great for CDE to provide a statewide survey for participation including parent feedback if meal participation doesn't pick up once smoke, fire and heat reduces for many.
Leyla Marandi
48:11
Erin that’s perfect
Leyla Marandi
48:28
Thanks Fred and Stephanie for your kind remarks :)
Stephanie Bruce
48:45
There is an option to check off students like SFSP. You need to have it outlined in your meal counting and claiming procedures. I changed mine a few years ago and submitted via my CNIPs application.
Brook Stephenson
48:52
Erin Primer- have you seen a decrease in meal ordering/
Stephanie Bruce
49:17
If LAUSD is allowed to do it, so is everyone else. :-)
Frances Montoya
49:20
I also sent out a parent survey asking best day and times for pick up.
Erin Primer
50:26
We're also offering a plant-forward (meatless) meal kit so we're seeing a rise in this option and steady orders coming in (still lower than before, but we start next week).
Stephanie Bruce
51:05
Oh Erin, I like it!!! Always so innovative.
Janelle Manzano
51:20
Awesome Erin!
Erin Primer
51:40
Without the free meal waiver, we're offering breakfast as our nutritionally adequate meal AND supper - to keep the meal kit cost lower ($10 vs $25) - IF we get waivers, we'll add lunch and offer three meals.
Suzanne King
51:45
We aren't pushing for HR7887? Free meals for all for the school year
Jennifer McNeil
51:47
https://cqrcengage.com/schoolnutrition/app/write-a-letter?8&engagementId=508800&ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAx837SNJKMpPE53IEml0Zi2lpww0yiQg9vqXhH8QEXI2COYs5J6JS2rbU_Y459TOxi9TFAtltaKhk1qNngr-S_xdqSID8VbFtB-Snaqs4Yzs8&lp=0
Stephanie Bruce
52:44
There are only 26 days that the House will be in session to vote until the end of the year. Bug them now while they are on vacation!!!
Robert Lewis
53:13
What Lady Bruce said! Yes, Bug them!
Brenda Ruiz
53:23
try *6
Janelle Manzano
54:27
USDA is telling us that it will cost them too much money to offer universal meals for 20-21. USDA is spending FAR LESS dollars on our program based on our participation numbers since March 16th!!
Abby Halperin
54:53
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AdditionalStateFunding
Kat Soltanmorad
55:15
This is all in the hands of Secretary Perdue. MITCH MCCONNELL signed off letters in support of extended free meals.
Amanda Mascia
55:27
What Kat said!
Kat Soltanmorad
55:38
Why isn't Perdue acting; CDE has not received a Denial yet.
Jennifer McNeil
55:38
Wow Kat I didn’t know that! If we have Mitch this might actually happen!
Stephanie Bruce
55:44
USDA doesn't have the authority to establish universal meals. It has to happen in the CN reauthorization which isn't going to happen again. It needs to be an act of Congress.
Kat Soltanmorad
56:01
Yep happy to share letters signed off by over 1300 orgs nationwide include CSNA
Amanda Mascia
56:09
There is disagreement on that point. A lot of folks believe the USDA has the authority.
Jennifer McNeil
56:19
Steph - there is a question of if they have authority - they might have it since they extended other waivers through SY 20-21
Kat Soltanmorad
56:36
Stephanie; it is up to Secretary Perdue to extend this school year per COVID pandemic leg passed already.
Kat Soltanmorad
56:52
For universal meals outside of COVID, yes its up to CN Reauth.
Erin Primer
57:21
LOVE THIS - great job Lunch Assist Team!
Emily Pia
57:28
Here's the letter sent from the Senate Ag committee to Perdue (signed by Mitch McConnell...) https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/08.17.2020%20School%20Year%20Waiver%20Final.pdf
Amanda Mascia
57:46
We’re also organizing from a “pro-business” angle to extend the waivers. If you have any farmers/producers/distributors that are experiencing a dip in business, they can sign on to this letter to Perdue: https://forms.gle/e4e9mbExCMjqjkYC6
Kat Soltanmorad
58:33
Latest letter sent to Ag Sec Perdue
Nora Stewart
58:49
This tool is AWESOME! Really great for produce purchasing. Very excited to see this put together!
Trista Grigsby
59:06
Great meal calc tool!
Catherine Slomka
59:31
Just wanted to share some CACFP work arounds...As long as enrichment programming is available (whether that be virtual or otherwise) meals can be offered freely to all eligible children and teens. Although attendance records are still required, regulations state that enrollment is not required to receive a supper meal. So this means siblings, other students on campus, etc. can participate. I confirmed with our CDE rep and we just need to have policies in place of how we are preventing duplicate meals...yay! This has helped our community to transition from SSO (no IDs necessary) to the NSLP.
Leyla Marandi
01:01:01
Stephanie — doesn’t Congress technically have authority to extend waivers *for the year* through end of September? Even if authority technically expires it was my understanding that the extension could still be made.
Frances Montoya
01:01:15
Yes Mickinzie! Based on our parent survey they wanted two pick up times. 11-1 and 3-5.
Eric Holliday
01:01:23
Yes, Daily pickup can be challening, especially now that kids have to be in class during instruction so schools can have ADA. Schools want their revenue just like we do. Its unlike summer or the spring.
Emily Pia
01:01:32
That's our understanding, Leyla, at No Kid Hungry.
Amanda Mascia
01:01:45
Congress would have to pass a bill, tied to stimulus package, which talks aren’t going so hot…
Eric Holliday
01:01:53
But two pickup times is helpful, especially either early morning or evening. More likely to have staff in the morning to help with service
Kat Soltanmorad
01:01:55
Our pick ups are 7:30 am to 9 am and again 1 to 2:30 pm on Monday/Wednesdays. Also we offer by appointment, weekly pick ups any day of the week best for families.
Amanda Mascia
01:01:59
So easiest path = USDA/Perdue
Leyla Marandi
01:02:15
Aside from concerns about $, my worry is that extension = admission that pandemic will be ongoing and Trumps admin doesn’t care for that.
Frances Montoya
01:02:15
We are also by appointment.
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:39
Link to FRAC webinar today right after this call: https://frac.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=frac&service=6&rnd=0.2700038661061215&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Ffrac.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000045d668cbc16c9e574bd719ea5ad6c6abee61f30995e201319ed5a92e55a86d7ab%26siteurl%3Dfrac%26confViewID%3D164860768365326046%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAS2WnTXkYrVdzhK1iGywquMuOIvWN-Fv5P4FBgVZ4J07g2%26
Kat Soltanmorad
01:03:43
This is the BEST resource, thank you to all and LUNCHASSIST! These links are fantastic.
Stephanie Bruce
01:04:15
They do, but they have to vote on that. They have not taken action anything related to CN since they provided the current waivers. they are all on vacation now and the only thing in front of them is the Universal Free Meals Bill. It is there, but no one is talking about it. with only 26 scheduled days fo the House to vote, it is going to be difficult to get it passed. The senate has yet to publish their amended schedule so if it passes the house, there will be less opportunity for it be voted on in the senate
Laura Austin
01:04:35
Thank you so much for all of this information!!
Noi Whitener
01:04:37
I just received this and that is so cool, thank you.
Lena Agee
01:04:41
Would you apply if you saw this job description? Child Nutrition Director - schedule - be available & work around the clock, - vacation days off- 0, - salary - will equate to $5 an hour - words not allowed - stressed, tired, can't do it, don't know how to do, won't work - must be available as a punching bag for staff - must pretend to smile and say yes all the time
Eric Holliday
01:04:42
Colleges that have started in person, and then switched back to online, are not providing much hope that the fall will be better. I would think those same results would happen at middle schools and high schools as we have seen in other states. I think Florida and New York are testing in-person classes in the next few weeks.
Sarah Valor
01:04:54
Link to FoodCorps Virtual Town Hall on School Meals > https://www.facebook.com/events/1010565609384614?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A5%2C%22action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D
Catherine Paredes
01:05:07
So incredibly helpful - thanks so much!!
Eric Holliday
01:05:17
Thank you Krysta, yes everyone should remember this, especially in the next few months.
Sarah Valor
01:05:18
Thank you!
Anna Wolk
01:05:33
#5: RUM!!! LOL!
Kat Soltanmorad
01:05:36
Jennifer what is the FRAC pass code for the meeting please?
Cassandra Bahr
01:06:11
You guys are awesome! Thank you for all this info!
Leyla Marandi
01:06:33
https://default.salsalabs.org/T2873dbc9-66c9-4262-81c8-8401576f4da9/6dd1dd30-56c8-4c7e-9b44-8225bbf0aade
Erica Lee
01:06:37
Catherine thank you for this CACFP workaround tip!
Noi Whitener
01:06:42
Yes! Thank you everyone, awesome communication!!
Leyla Marandi
01:06:56
I think you can register for the webinar at that link and receive passcode. Let me know if that doesn’t work.
Jennifer McNeil
01:06:57
Try the FRAC link from here and the password should autopopulate: https://frac.org/events
Elizabeth Vaughan
01:07:08
Thank you for that!
Jennifer McNeil
01:07:29
Thank you for the wise words this morning, Krysta!
Lena Agee
01:07:33
best part of being a Child Nutrition Director = all my wonderful and supportive colleagues
Suzanne King
01:07:38
Thank you all! Looking forward to receiving the slides.
Beth Haas
01:07:48
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Amanda Mascia
01:07:49
Another great meeting!
Janelle Manzano
01:07:51
Take care everyone. Be well and continue to help others be well
Christina Hecht
01:07:59
Fantastic, informational call. Thanks to everyone.
Pamela Mallory
01:08:02
Thank you, I look forward to joining again. :)
Nora Stewart
01:08:12
Thank you!
Jennifer McNeil
01:08:14
We love you guys!
Jodi Cooper
01:08:16
I am interested in the continued use of the tally or clicker count. How do we verify enrollment while using this method?
Jennifer McNeil
01:08:53
Jodi - I will send you some guidance since I know your two schools are both on the same CEP group.
Jennifer McNeil
01:09:10
You can definitely keep the tally or clicker count :)
Jodi Cooper
01:09:28
Thank you Jennifer!
Amanda Mascia
01:09:30
Thank you for sharing, Anna.
Lena Agee
01:09:31
in CA we are not allowed to lay off staff this school year
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:09:31
I wasn't aware we could lay staff off?
Stephanie Bruce
01:09:37
CA has a state meal mandate. So we have to serve at least one nutritiously adequate meal
Eric Holliday
01:09:50
Yes, it is delaying the inevetable
Stephanie Bruce
01:09:54
We can't layoff in CA until July 1, 2021
Amanda Mascia
01:10:04
Everyone is hemorraging
Eric Holliday
01:10:13
The math is the math!
Stephanie Bruce
01:10:38
Hey all. I just got a text from USDA...National Waivers extended!!!!!!!!
Leyla Marandi
01:10:44
What ?!
Bryan Miller
01:10:45
California can't lay off. so full staff cost at a small percentage of meals served. bleeding
Emily Cena
01:10:55
Stephanie -- which waivers, specifically?
Amanda Mascia
01:10:58
STEPHANIE… SHARE
Michael Jochner
01:10:59
MHSUD retasked my staff 3 days a week to "work for the District", as we're only serving Monday, prep on Friday. Saved some Labor.
Amanda Mascia
01:11:06
GO LIVE!
Amanda Mascia
01:11:27
Preparing to cry
Brenda Ruiz
01:11:34
*6 to unmute
Bryan Miller
01:11:48
WHAT?!
Leyla Marandi
01:11:58
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/cnpresponse33-37.asp
Bryan Miller
01:11:59
please explain!
Lena Agee
01:12:02
don't get too excited yet Anna Wolk!!!!
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:12:24
Maybe we were zoom bombed. .
Patricia Baugus
01:12:29
None of us are breathing!
Debra Campbell
01:12:47
What does this all mean!!!!!
Frances Montoya
01:13:15
Everyone is shaking!
Noi Whitener
01:13:18
Can you forward it to me too pleaseee????
Emily Cena
01:14:06
but only for summer meals, correct?
Debra Campbell
01:14:09
what if school is already in session
Eric Holliday
01:14:11
Yes, they probably just extended out a month
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:14:11
Booooooo!
Erin Primer
01:14:13
SAME
Eric Holliday
01:14:16
not the entire school year
Bryan Miller
01:14:24
BOOO
Jodi Cooper
01:14:25
Booooo!
Noi Whitener
01:14:36
okay sounds like it's only for this last summer feeding correct?
Brenda Ruiz
01:14:37
Summer meals extended?
Amanda Mascia
01:14:38
lame
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:14:52
Yes, we started the new school year, so we still need to follow the F/R/P...
Laura Bullene Jacobo
01:14:58
LOL Amanda. Exaclty.
Amanda Mascia
01:15:00
Perdue needs to get his freaking PEN going and SIGN OFF
Catherine Paredes
01:15:38
Agreed Amanda - a Sharpie;-)
Debra Campbell
01:15:40
So if school has already started do we still serve NSLP not SSO?
Noi Whitener
01:15:46
That would be marvelious. Thank you bunches.
Kelly Thompson
01:15:53
thanks...we can keep hoping...
Cristina Ocampo
01:16:04
Yes please keep me posted thank you
Noi Whitener
01:16:08
not SSo for now, anyway.
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:16:08
Fingers crossed for days now!
Eric Holliday
01:16:08
Only a small percentage of Senators have kids, hence they do not feel the ramifications, nor see the benefits, more stories from families and showing the impact of our meals will continue to move us forward. So if you started school NSLP is still the norm.
Bryan Miller
01:16:19
no more coffee needed
Cristina Ocampo
01:16:22
forget coffee i'm awake now
Michael Jochner
01:16:41
I doubt millionaire Senators would feel any pinch, with or without kids.
Noi Whitener
01:17:40
NSLP still the norm.
Randy Moens
01:18:35
It is my understanding that eligible students must have the option to have meals available.
Eric Holliday
01:18:36
Yes and for the last however many years, we have all contributed indirects? It will take a mindset shift, for school districts to realize child nutrition programs may not be self-sustaining for the first time in a long time. We also were the only ones working hard to provide meals to families and community and that should be celebrated and promoted!
Suzanne Yamanishi
01:18:46
Me to Anna!
Jennifer McNeil
01:19:23
https://thehill.com/opinion/education/512682-congress-is-on-recess-while-students-struggle-with-food-security#bottom-story-socials
Noi Whitener
01:19:29
I totally understand it's so sad, we musy not lose hope!
Eric Holliday
01:19:35
The end result is we are essential to students success and as long as you feed students that is doing what is right! That is the why you exist and your passion and everyones passion for kids is the why, never give up, our kids need us.
Noi Whitener
01:19:41
sorry must not lose HOPE!
Melinda Nguyen
01:20:13
Anna - I love your passion - let’s keep fighting for those kiddos
Leyla Marandi
01:20:18
<3
Catherine Paredes
01:20:39
We're not alone All - a GREAT BIG GROUP HUG!!!
Debra Appel
01:20:47
Anna prayers are coming your way!!
Jennifer McNeil
01:20:54
Virtual hugs!
Eric Holliday
01:20:56
Are there any additional meetings coming, or was this the last one? Lunch Assist and Center of Ecoliteracy has been fantastic with all of your resources and support, thank you so much!
Lena Agee
01:21:01
don't forget to sign up for LunchAssist Pro
Noi Whitener
01:21:14
Thank you for your Hugs and Prayers!
Eric Holliday
01:21:15
It has been a pleasure and you are appreciated!
Patty Barber
01:21:19
thank you all for the good info!! Definitely write your reps!!
Brenda Ruiz
01:21:23
💪🏽💯😊👏🏽
Abby Halperin
01:21:24
Thanks Eric. Calls will be happening first Thursday — next one on Sep 3.
Tammy White
01:21:30
Bye everyone. Air Hugs.
Kelly Thompson
01:21:32
is anyone fearful of "fsmc"? They are coming out of the woodwork in my state, LA.
Jennifer McNeil
01:21:59
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/upYtde-uqTIp5W3YWMxHDzNjEWcAj6n7Fg
Eric Holliday
01:22:02
Excellent, these calls provide hope and information, so thank you.
Adleit Asi
01:22:12
Thank you all!
Anna Wolk
01:22:20
Be Well!!
Lena Agee
01:22:22
we need each other
Debra Appel
01:22:25
Thank you as well for all your support!
Erica Lee
01:22:30
Thanks all!
Jennifer McNeil
01:22:32
Thanks all take care!!
Lena Agee
01:22:34
Thank you!
Krysta Williams
01:22:39
Thanks everyone, take care