Since 2016, Brigaid has collaborated with partner K-12 school districts to transform the way their students eat. This has been accomplished by empowering food service teams through extensive in-person training on how to serve wholesome food, cooked from scratch.
21,000 school districts and over 100,000 schools participate in the National School Lunch Program, serving a total of 5 billion meals each year. This makes the NSLP by far the largest food service provider in the country. These schools are required to meet the strict nutritional guidelines set by the USDA in order to receive the funding available for these meals.
An unintended consequence of these strict regulations has been that most schools over time have gradually lost their ability to cook. Brigaid partners with school districts to provide a training program that covers everything needed to ultimately get these schools ready to cook from scratch again!