As this school year comes to an end, now is the perfect time to be thinking about setting yourself up for a successful reopening of your breakfast program in the fall.
In preparation for 2023–2024, consider the following tips and ideas to step into September with a smile:
- Hold a recruitment drive to recruit volunteers for your breakfast program.
- Reach out to local organizations and businesses for possible partnerships. A good relationship with nearby stores and store managers can help you tap into community discounts, food donations and other sources of support. You might also want to consider asking for donations or assistance in preparing breakfast for your program.
- Recognize breakfast program volunteers and thank them for their contributions through Breakfast in Unisson.
- Invite students to share why they love their school breakfast and what they would like to see in the program next year.
- Empty your fridges and freezers in case there are power outages during the summer. Be sure to unplug them before you leave.
- If you have egg coupons, don’t forget to use them before the end of the year.
- Store all dried goods in airtight containers out of direct sunlight, and make sure that the expiry dates extend at least until the opening of your program.
- Deep-clean all breakfast areas and equipment.
- If you don’t operate under a food delivery model, plan your breakfast menus in advance, make a list and stick to it! Your budget will thank you.
- Take care of any pending paperwork, sign everything that needs to be signed and update your schedules. For resources and tools, see the Schools Corner of our website.
Have any questions or need support?
Reach out to your BCC coordinator. They have a wealth of knowledge and are happy to help you maximize your breakfast program’s potential!