GCSC ensures that all food items are maintained at the proper temperatures up to the time that they are handed to the families. We ask that families store food immediately after receiving the food items to ensure food safety.
Sodexo Company Standards / Guidelines:
▪ Refrigeration equipment temperature of 40ºF (4ºC) or below and freezer equipment temperature of 0ºF (-18ºC) must be maintained during stable times. Frequent opening and closing of refrigeration and freezer doors during production may cause the ambient air to rise. The temperature must be checked at least once each day, during times when it has had an opportunity to stabilize, i.e., at opening of the operation.
▪ If an equipment thermometer is not working and cannot be repaired, it must be covered up or otherwise clearly marked as non-working. An accurate thermometer must then be placed inside the equipment. Some Health Agencies require thermometers inside the equipment at all times.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA)civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339.
Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (AD-3027) found online at https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Next Committee Meeting, April 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM Central
Food Committee Agenda for Spring 2021
Discuss Current Food Distribution Schedule and Locations
-Are the locations adequate?
-Do we have a good assortment of items in the lunch and breakfast boxes?
-Now that the buildings are open, we added curbside service at Glen Park, Career Center, Banneker@Marquette and West Side. Are these sites sufficient and effective?
-Have you read the civil rights disclaimer? If not, you can find it on our website.
December 3, 2020
October 29, 2020
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