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Community of Practice: Serving Emergency Food - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer McNeil
36:22
Have you formed any community partnerships to support your meal service program? If so please share!
BHughes
47:39
Why is it prohibited in some districts to use buses/bus delivery?
Jennifer McNeil
48:59
What type of meal service model(s) have you implemented? (Drive thru, walk up, delivery, multi-day meals, etc.)
Jennifer McNeil
49:46
@BHughes - I am not sure why bussing would be prohibited. Can you tell us more about this during the Q & A?
Jennifer McNeil
51:29
What strategies have been most impactful for communicating with families at your site(s)?
Kate Mahohney
51:32
I have heard from some districts up north who are serving thousands of meals weekly at affordable housing units. The housing managers have an exact number of children that live on the property and maintenance staff helped deliver meals directly to their doorstep.
Jennifer McNeil
52:06
@Kate I love that! Thank you for sharing! I
Miguel Villarreal
52:59
We started with drive thru and have now implemented multiple meals on two days. We are having families pick up their meals on a table that is over 30 feet away from the staging area. Parents get out of car and pick up their meals. All staff wear masks at all times.
Jennifer McNeil
55:36
What are your biggest policy questions and clarifications right now?
Miguel Villarreal
56:04
Thanks Jen. The resources have been SUPER helpful to our Team.
Jennifer McNeil
01:00:23
Let’s open up the conversation! Feel free to click the “unmute button” to ask a question, or share a comment or a story from this week.
Jennifer McNeil
01:01:32
Does anyone in the group know how to answer this? “Why is it prohibited in some districts to use buses/bus delivery?”
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:48
Good question Amy. I think this is something we really need to get some official guidance on…
Miguel Villarreal
01:05:09
We have been requesting for a couple of weeks that children should not be present in light of “shelter in place”. We have had many families ask us if it is necessary to bring their kids to the school site. I’m glad the waiver is out, but we need CA to also provide a general waiver.
Miguel Villarreal
01:07:00
Yes, we are definitely going to need more guidance as CN employees test positive for Covid-19. We are following up with Public Health this morning for advice.
Gail Gousha
01:08:24
Although we have 3 months of reserves, money is going to go fast and revenue slim. Any word from USDA on funding?
Leyla Marandi
01:10:27
https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=EDC&sectionNum=49505
Sarah Doherty
01:13:29
In addition, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, passed by the Senate on Wednesday by a vote of 96-0, would provide the following funding:$8.8 billion for Child Nutrition Programs to help ensure students receive meals when school is not in session
Jennifer McNeil
01:13:39
Has anyone given a commitment from districts to pass on General funds to support Fund 13?
Sarah Doherty
01:13:43
not sure how much will trickle down to each district though
Jennifer McNeil
01:14:46
Grab n’ go recipe favs?
Jennifer McNeil
01:17:00
I love that idea Erica! I am curious as well…
Gail Gousha
01:19:14
Is anyone advertising to fill out applications if their income has decreased or household size increased? If they get processed and approved they are good for the first 30 days of the new school year. Also, can we aske CDE to extend grace period to 90 days somewhat like the extension given by the IRS?
Gail Gousha
01:21:52
Trying to get permission
Gail Gousha
01:22:19
I don't have a mic
Leyla Marandi
01:22:31
Ok! We’ll find a way to get your feedback and share :)
Leyla Marandi
01:22:35
Sorry about that
michelle.oppen
01:23:26
Can you continue to offer these?
Gail Gousha
01:23:31
True Can we ask to extend the 30 day grace period to 90 days
Jennifer McNeil
01:23:45
Thats an excellent question Gail!
Leyla Marandi
01:23:53
Thanks for asking Michelle. How often would a call be helpful?
michelle.oppen
01:24:17
Maybe weekly for anyone that can participate? Or every other week?
Leyla Marandi
01:24:56
Thank you for your feedback. I think that’s feasible for sure. We’ll be in touch with everyone about that.
Gail Gousha
01:25:52
DITTO!!!!
Jennifer McNeil
01:26:34
What feedback would you like to share with Gov Newsom? CSNA is doing a survey and we would love to pass along any requests for clarifications.
michelle.oppen
01:27:22
Thank you
michelle.oppen
01:29:24
Would you consider doing a online training/video for front line staff and volunteers that they can watch whenever they are not serving food?
Jennifer McNeil
01:30:32
Thanks everyone!