As we all know, the ongoing public health emergency continues to put strain on our state's supply lines. Child care providers in various areas of Nebraska have reported difficulty finding the food and supplies they need to ensure their programs deliver safe, clean environments and meet the nutritional needs of young children in care.
We reached out to the Nebraska Grocery Industry Association and they are more than ready to work with child care providers to help them acquire the products and quantities they need to remain in operation. This especially applies to basic staples like milk, formula, paper products and other supplies. Here are some general guidelines we received on what you can do to get access to needed products for your child care program:
These guidelines should help minimize problems with limitations on the number of products you can purchase and help ensure they are available for your program. Remember that store owners and operators are facing their own limitations in the products they can readily obtain during the ongoing emergency. The important thing is to communicate in advance with your local grocer about your program and the supplies you need to keep your child care business open.
I love this!!! Its been such a struggle to get enough food to feed my family of 5 and my daycare kiddos. You have no idea how grateful many providers are going to be.