School nutrition programs are struggling to secure the necessary food and supplies needed to feed students due to disruption in the supply chain.
- The bottom line: Product shortages, discontinued items, price increases, distributor cancellations, delayed or cancelled deliveries with little to no notice, and staffing shortages are just a few of the challenges schools are facing.
Check out the great resource page that the School Nutrition Association has created to help you and your program.
Follow this link: https://schoolnutrition.org/back-to-school/sna-supply-chain-resources/
This page aims to help operators navigate the disruption and its resulting challenges with some great tools like:
- Explainer video that examines what’s driving the disruption and ways schools can minimize the impact on their program.
- SN magazine article that takes a deep dive into the root cause of this issue.
- Talking points to communicate procurement challenges with stakeholders.