Resource Child Nutrition Program Service During the Pandemic
December 16, 2021
Originally published in December 2021, this USDA resource outlines strategies and tips for curbside meals and other pandemic service models:
Although many schools and child and adult care sites have resumed serving meals on-site during School Year (SY) 2021-2022, meal service flexibilities are still available via nationwide waivers during the public health emergency. State agencies may opt into these waivers to allow program operators to provide meals for pick-up by parents and guardians.
This publication includes updated language and information about waivers and flexibilities in effect during SY 2021-2022, as well as tips and suggestions for Child Nutrition Program operators who wish to provide meals for pick-up by parents and guardians. Many of these additional tips were gathered from program operators who successfully implemented parent pick-up at their sites during SY 2019-2020 and/or SY 2020-2021.