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Community of Practice: Emergency Food Service - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer McNeil
19:04
Hi Everyone welcome to the Community call! Please introduce yourself with your name, what school district or agency you represent, and share one reason you are proud of school nutrition professionals this week.
Shannon Illingworth
20:28
Hi! This is Shannon Illingworth with Capistrano USD. I am proud of our team working even harder this week in the pouring rain we have had
Jennifer McNeil
21:35
I’m Jen from LunchAssist and I am so proud of School Nutrition Professionals for their bravery and commitment while serving school meals!
Leyla Marandi
22:35
Leyla Marandi from Center for Ecoliteracy. I’m proud of school nutrition professionals for the innovation and passion for their work that they’ve demonstrated at this time. You never cease to amaze me.
Jennifer McNeil
22:52
Hi Everyone welcome to the Community call! Please introduce yourself with your name, what school district or agency you represent, and share one reason you are proud of school nutrition professionals this week.
Lily Ivanov
23:02
Good Morning! Lily Ivanov, Downey Unified, working from home, on mute, have my girls (4 year olds) next to me & they can be very chatty or just cry for a number of reasons, so I’ll just mainly be listening in! Thanks All!
Gail Gousha
23:16
I am so grateful for all the help you two have given me and my team
anita ruiz
24:22
sorry
Leyla Marandi
24:30
It’s a nice sound Anita :)
Jennifer McNeil
24:44
Hi Everyone welcome to the Community call! Please introduce yourself with your name, what school district or agency you represent, and share one reason you are proud of school nutrition professionals this week.
Divya Nair
25:32
Divya Nair from the Greater Chicago Food Depository, I'm proud of school nutrition professionals for mobilizing so efficiently during these times.
Nora Stewart
26:31
Nora Stewart, CHIP's Farm to Institution Center in San Diego County. We facilitate the regional Farm to School Taskforce. I am so proud of all the resources coming out to support school food. Also... lots of people sewing masks! So great to see.
anita ruiz
26:56
Anita Ruiz with Alliance for a Healthier Generation supporting Fresno and Madera Unified. I'm so proud of the amazing work they are all doing to ensure the kids in our community our fed.
Kristin Zellhart
27:32
Kristin Zellhart from Eat REAL. I am proud of the incredible dedication our food service professionals have had and for showing up everyday for our kids!
Dylan HP
28:16
Dylan Hatami from West Contra Costa USD. I am proud that we are now serving bagged breakfast, lunch and suppers starting this week
Paloma Perez Bertrand
28:18
Paloma Perez Bertrand, volunteer for translating LunchAssist resources to Spanish
Jennifer Orosco
28:25
Jennifer Orosco, Coordinator, Natomas Unified School District
krysta williams
28:30
Krysta Williams from Center for Ecoliteracy. So thankful for the way folks keep showing up for families!
Jayes
29:13
Janell Jayes, San Ramon Valley USD, proud of our staff for being willing to show up for our community.
MaryAnn Mills
29:25
MaryAnn Mills, CalFresh Healthy Living, UC. I am so impressed with food services staff who have transitioned to feeding students in a very new way. Their work is so important.
Jennifer Mattocks
30:28
Hello everyone this Jen Mattocks, Wellness Coordinator with Palm Springs Unified School District.
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
30:47
Mary Mathieu Ruiz, SRVUSD. I am proud of the staff that has stepped up to help feed our community during this crisis.
Jennifer McNeil
38:52
How have you talked to your team about wearing face coverings?
Nora Stewart
43:25
Nutrition service directors can request homemade masks for their staff here: https://eatreal.org/requestmasks/
Leyla Marandi
45:33
So grateful for Eat REAL’s videos and supplying districts with masks :)
Paloma Perez Bertrand
46:03
Thank you 🤍 my heart is with everyone working to ensure families have enough food. I’m very happy to help. Thank you for the opportunity.
Jennifer McNeil
46:24
Has anyone received a mandate from their local health department to implement a formal social distancing plan?
Kristin Zellhart
47:38
Here are the mask video links :) https://youtu.be/ue-lPM19v0Y (English) https://youtu.be/BnfLp_3qXyM (Spanish) Thank you all!
Jennifer McNeil
50:42
How are you “smart staffing” right now? What sort of strategies are working for you?
Jennifer McNeil
53:27
Has anyone developed a contingency plan for if/when you need to close due to a positive covid-19 case in your kitchen? Also please share if anyone has already had to close and what your experience has been.
Stephanie Bruce
53:28
We have been required to social distance for 3 weeks now. Masks have been required for a week whenever people leave thier home. We are currently reducing our staffing to 4 hour shifts of 10 to ensure we can produce the meals we are serving which are approximately 30% more than we serve on a normal school day
Stephanie Bruce
54:43
We do have a contigency plan. I have trained the Warehouse/Purcahsing team to take over in production of meals. The Transportation director is my replacement if I get sick. We also have the red cross on standby if needed.
Stephanie Bruce
57:32
We also have a spreadsheet of menus by week that include the number of cases needed by site/bus route for service. We have placed orders through June 30th. INcluding contigency orders for the product that gets cancelled or backordered.
Jennifer McNeil
58:00
So much good information, Stephanie! Thank you for sharing.
Jennifer McNeil
59:44
What are some of your favorite ways to support your team right now?
Maryam Shayegh
59:52
The CDC issued new guidelines for essential workers on 4/8/20. The guidance is focused on when those workers can return to work after having been exposed to the new coronavirus. We are checking with our local health department for more specific guidance.
Kiersten Elzy-Loving
01:00:16
Will some of this great chatbox info be available after today's call? It is hard to catch it all.
Leyla Marandi
01:00:28
Hi Kiersten - the chat box will be sent out with the recording :)
Kiersten Elzy-Loving
01:00:45
Gracias
Leyla Marandi
01:00:54
Hi Maryam - I saw that article this morning. Keep us posted on LA County’s response.
Jennifer McNeil
01:03:27
What are some ways you are supporting, elevating, or empowering your team right now?
Stephanie Bruce
01:03:41
Jennifer & Leyla, thank you both for all of this much needed information. This is the first time in 4 weeks I have been able to sit at my desk, and this phone call and the tools you have provided have made it so much easier to get things done! A million thank yous!!!!
Leyla Marandi
01:05:05
Thank you, Stephanie. So glad you’re joining the calls. It’s our job right now to support you! We’re so grateful for all you are doing <3
Miguel Villarreal
01:06:54
One way is to invite your team to join these conference calls if possible or at least make the calls available to your teams to review. Today we have two of our management team members who have joined this call. Welcome Mary Mathieu-Ruiz and Jayes from SRVUSD
Jennifer McNeil
01:07:51
Time for Q & A: Let’s hear from the community! Please share anything you would like with the group: best practices, questions, stories from this week.
Leyla Marandi
01:07:52
Welcome Mary and Jayes! Thank you Miguel and team for joining :)
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:08:23
Thank you! Glad to be here today! Mary
Jayes
01:11:20
Thanks for hosting Leila! And Jen.
Nora Stewart
01:16:03
Thanks Jen for sharing this concern! We are hearing that at a local level.
Michael Jochner
01:16:14
MOU or Interagency Agreements for third parties willing to deliver meals from the schools?
Catherine Slomka
01:16:22
Agreed, thank you Jen!
Michael Jochner
01:16:43
CDE has one, but needs to be adapted.
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:17:35
Are there any recommendations being made for staff to be covered in some way; I am referring to protective clothing.
Mary Mathieu-Ruiz
01:17:42
?
Kiersten Elzy-Loving
01:20:14
Great suggestions about PPE's Leyla. Are folks getting some budgeting for this type of equipment?
Catherine Slomka
01:20:27
I was late on the call and apologize if this has already been addressed. I know it is only required if an employee has had an exposure to Covid-19, but is anyone getting prepared to take all employee and volunteer temps daily?
Jayes
01:20:29
any info on details of $8 billion earmarked for CN programs in COVID relief package? maybe this has already been addressed
Stephanie Bruce
01:20:33
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-long-coronavirus-live-clothing-washing_l_5e724927c5b6eab779409e74
Stephanie Bruce
01:20:40
This link is from CDC on clothing
Leyla Marandi
01:21:11
Hi Jayes, my understanding is that we’re still waiting for language on the federal stimulus and how it will impact child nutrition programs
Leyla Marandi
01:21:57
Stephanie — great link. Thank you!
Stephanie Bruce
01:22:00
There is funding that can be utilized for extra duty. Check with your fiscal services departments
Catherine Slomka
01:24:49
Yes, thank you!
Leyla Marandi
01:25:00
Thanks for all you are doing :)
Miguel Villarreal
01:25:35
Thank you. Stay safe!!
MaryAnn Mills
01:25:35
Thank you!
Kristin Zellhart
01:25:47
Thank you so much!
Catherine Slomka
01:25:50
Thank you guys for all of your support. It has been so helpful!
Nora Stewart
01:25:51
Thank you all! So grateful for all the support!
Jennifer McNeil
01:25:56
Thank you all! We are so grateful for this community and all of the knowledge and best practice sharing!
Maryam Shayegh
01:25:57
Thank you for the comprehensive updates and wonderful resources!
Lily Ivanov
01:26:17
THANK YOU!