As the undercurrents of the supply chain crisis continue to wreak havoc on school nutrition programs, SNA is addressing the current challenges and opportunities that are impacting school foodservice programs for the 2022-2023 school year. This report showcases the viewpoints and proposed solutions from several school nutrition operators, manufacturers, and state agencies presented at #SNIC23.
Fall 2022 Supply Chain Challenges
This animated video describes the integral role supply chain plays in school nutrition programs, and why many schools are continuing to experience challenges acquiring necessary food and supplies. It's also available in Spanish.
2022 Supply Chain Report
“Staying Afloat in a Perfect Storm” details insights from a series of listening sessions with school meal program operators, K-12 industry representatives and State Agency officials. The sessions were hosted in May 2022 by the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), with support from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry.
Use these SNA-developed resources to help you manage this difficult time and put your school nutrition team on the path to success.
2021 Supply Chain Survey Report
SNA surveyed director members in Fall 2021 to evaluate challenges with supply chain and staffing issues and assess the state of school nutrition program finances.
Article: Riding Out the Storm
Read an SN magazine article about the pressing supply chain problems and other challenge facing the school nutrition profession in SY2022-23.
Learn more about how USDA is offering flexibilities to help you meet your goals in the face of a public health crisis.
Watch SNA's on-demand webinars related to supply chain challenges in school meal programs.
No Kid Hungry Resources
Get the information and tools provided by No Kid Hungry to support school nutrition programs and, ultimately, end childhood hunger.
Communicate effectively with families in your district about current meal policies and procurement problems.