HARVEST OF THE MONTH
FOOD SERVICE WORKER (FSW) RESPONSIBILITIES AND FAQS
Food Service Worker (FSW) responsibilities
1. Early in the school year, let the Lead Teacher (LT) know that you understand the new Harvest of
the Month (HOTM) process. Sign the Lead Teacher and Food Service Worker Communication on
Harvest of the Month Procedures form. Get the LT’s signature and fax it to the Network office at
(818) 609-2580 by October 31, 2011.
2. When the HOTM produce arrives, compare the quantity of cases delivered against the number of
names on the Harvest of the Month Produce Receipt form, which you received in your monthly
packet. If there were not enough cases delivered, call Abyz Dayrit at the Network at (818) 609-
3. Inspect the produce for quality. If there are any quality issues, you must call the Abyz Dayrit at
(818) 609-2550 within 24 hours of delivery of the produce.
4. Inform the LT as soon as the produce arrives.
5. The LT will handle the distribution of the produce to the classroom. Until it can be disseminated,
please store it as best you can. When possible, store produce in the refrigerator to maintain
quality. Please work cooperatively with the LT.
6. If there are “undue” delays in the distribution of produce to the classroom, please contact Abyz
Dayrit at (818) 609-2550.
7. Repeat these 6 steps monthly.
Frequently asked questions for Food Service Worker (FSW):
1. What if I don’t receive my monthly packet from the Network? Call Abyz Dayrit at the Network
2. When will the produce arrive? On your predetermined delivery date.
3. Can I help with the preparation of the produce? Yes, any help you can provide to the teachers
in their nutritional education in the classroom would be greatly appreciated! At some schools, the
FSW works with the LT and the parents and prepares the HOTM recipes for the entire school.
4. How can I use my cafeteria compensation? Any benefited FSW can receive cafeteria
compensation up to the budgeted amount for assisting with the HOTM outside of your regular work
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