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Back to School and Ready for Anything

Food. There’s nothing we need more, except water. No one understands this better than you, the school nutrition professional. 

You have moved mountains to feed our children and communities through adversity and uncertainty. You are unstoppable! 

There aren’t enough words to thank you for the heart and soul you’ve put into your work.

As we prepare for another unpredictable back to school season, the good news is that we now have more tools to help you be ready for anything. None of us can know for sure what’s going to happen from one day to the next, but we can reduce the stress of sudden change with equipment that can be used in different ways on any given day.

One of the positives of the last 18 months was learning the problems we can solve and the amazing things we can do when we put our heads together. This 96-meal set-up was created to support in-classroom feeding models. Implemented and proven effective last year by school districts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas, it enables a single person to deliver 96 meals at proper serving temperatures—all in one cart.

When used together, a combination of six insulated Cambro GoBags helps keep hot meals hot, and two insulated Cam GoBoxes keep cartons of milk cold for in-classroom feeding of up to 96 students. Separately, every single component of the system can be used in other ways to support a variety of serving models (classroom, cafeteria, or curbside) and other applications around campus or on field trips. Read on to see what else they can do for you.

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A. Cambro GoBag® GBP518110

This insulated bag holds 16 takeout containers (9″ x 9″). Two GoBags fit across each of the top three shelves of a Camshelving® Mobile Unit for a total of six bags per unit.

Also use for:

B. Bag Support Insert DRC2020180

Fits snugly across the bottom of the bag to keep containers in place. Also use for covering stacks of Camrack warewashing racks to protect clean ware from contaminants.

C. O2GO® Reusable Clamshell Container by OZZI®

Designed for hundreds of uses, these BPA-free #5 plastic containers are NSF listed and 100% recyclable. Also use for:

  • Family-style meals for curbside and delivery
  • Outdoor eating areas
  • Field trips
  • Staff meals

Disposable containers were recommended by the CDC and state health departments earlier in the pandemic, but much has been learned since then.

According to the Food Service and School Meals section of the Arkansas Department of Education’s new guidelines on COVID-19 published for the 2021-2022 school year, “Given the very low risk of transmission from surfaces and shared objects, there is no need to limit food service approaches to single use items and packaged meals.”

If the cost of disposables was cutting into your equipment and supply budget, this is great news! Click your state below to see 2021-22 back to school guidance documents and information:

Arkansas

Louisiana

Mississippi

Tennessee (Shelby County)

D. Camshelving Premium Series Mobile Unit CPMU214867V4480

This mobile shelving unit has a heavy-duty frame with steel-reinforced polypropylene posts, vented antimicrobial shelf plates, 4 swivel casters w/brake, and a lifetime warranty against rust and corrosion.

Also use for:

E. Cambro GoBox® for Milk EPPMBWSTSW110

This lightweight insulated carrier keeps up to 70 single-serve milk cartons safely chilled for 4+ hours. Two GoBoxes fit across the bottom shelf of the Camshelving Mobile Unit. Also use for:

  • Curbside pick-up or bus delivery for non-congregate feeding
  • Field trips

Together, we can help you create simple, flexible, and reasonably-priced systems to support curbside/drive-up, in-classroom, and hybrid serving models, so you can be ready for anything the new school year dishes out. Contact us.

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