Commissioners for the Social Development Commission (SDC) and the Social Development Foundation Boards got a first-hand look at a program that is helping feed thousands of area children.
The Commission representatives toured the SDC Food Service facility at 6850 N. Teutonia.
Food Service Manager Earl Guyton explained that the program serves 1.75-million meals a year to schools, day-care centers, and other facilities across Milwaukee County.
The facility also prepares meals for the Summer Youth Food Program which, in collaboration with the Hunger Task Force and other organizations, provides meals to young people during the summer months.
Guyton explained that the SDC Food Service program has begun using more cooking from scratch including making fresh bread rather than using many pre-prepared items.
He also noted Food Service has used the Quality Management System ISO 9001 to improve operations and make them more costeffective and efficient.
He stated the latest City of Health inspection resulted in no negative findings and five good practices noted.
The presentation included an explanation of measures staff take to insure the food prepared and delivered to sites in the county are safe and nutritious.
He also explained how participating organizations are surveyed several times a year to make sure that the program’s food and service delivery meet or exceed expectations. Guyton added Food Service is looking to expand their services to include offering service on weekends.
To learn more about the SDC Food Service Program, visit the agency website at www.crsdc.org/Programs/YouthFoodProgram.htm.