When Food Management sent out a call for nominations of Foodservice Heroes—individuals who stepped up beyond the call of duty during the first stage of the coronavirus crisis this past spring—we were swamped with responses from every sector of the onsite dining community…and even a few from outside the community! After reviewing all the submissions, we chose a dozen that we featured in our July/August print issue (the digital version can be found here) and then in an online gallery. We followed that with a gallery of nominees from the K-12 community, the college/university community, the hospital community and the B&I community.
Featured on the following web pages are submissions from senior dining operations of individuals who stepped up to ensure that seniors, the population most vulnerable to serious COVID complications, continued not only to receive nutritious meals safely but also that the critical social aspects of dining weren’t totally abandoned in a social distancing world.
The stories are substantially in the words of the respective nominators and talk about how these individuals made a difference in a traumatic and dangerous time.