To your students, what’s on the menu in the cafeteria today means much more than the last 20 seconds of the morning announcements or words on a chalk board. With the power to nourish bodies and minds, lift spirits, and turn a bad day around, lunchtime is their sanctuary.
But in the K-12 foodservice segment, strict government and dietary regulations can make putting affordable, nutritional, and well-liked items on your cafeteria’s menu a big challenge.
An A+ K-12 Foodservice Partner
KeyImpact is a recognized industry leader in the K-12 segment, upholding strong relationships with the top school districts in the nation. We offer you dedicated, experienced specialists across the disciplines required to achieve success in this unique and diverse segment.
Our expert bid specialists, commodity coordinators, registered dietitians, and dynamic and knowledgeable Leadership, Sales, and Marketing Teams are here to assist you at every level in K-12, from creating menus to managing allocations.
- Menu planning, product sales, and trade channel coordination
- Reauthorization/meal pattern rule
- Commodity processing and draw-down coordination
- Bid specification and award tracking/reporting administration
- Operator-direct digital marketing and promotion execution
K-12 Industry Leadership & Involvement
KeyImpact’s K-12 Specialists are engaged in the segment at the state and national levels. We’re proud to have the following organizational standings and merits at KeyImpact to aid in your district’s and school’s success:
- 21 team members on the State Industry Advisory Board
- Two team members on the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) Committees
We’re the first and only foodservice agency to…
- Be named to the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Advisory Board.
- Be on the School Nutrition Association (SNA) Board of Directors.
- Be engaged and invest in the Annual National Conference (ANC) and become a SNA Patron.
Meet KeyImpact’s K-12 Industry Leaders:
VP - Education Division
Gary Vonck has been with KeyImpact since 2007, adding to an impressive 40-year foodservice career. His knowledge and passion for child nutrition are unsurpassed. Gary oversees the Education Division, which includes sales, bid, and commodity teams across the entire nation.
Gary is an active member of the SNA and was the first and only broker/agency representative on the School Nutrition Association’s Industry Advisory Board, as the appointed Industry Representative, in 2008 and again 2014. Gary has also served on numerous SNA Task Forces and co-chaired several SNA events. Gary was also on the NSFMI national advisory council. In January 2013, Gary was awarded the Silver Friend of Child Nutrition FAME Award.
Gary Vonck is based in Illinois and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bid & Commodity Director
Pam has been in foodservice for 26 years and all have been associated with the K-12 segment of business. Pam states that, “School foodservice is ever-changing and provides new opportunities to continue to learn and grow professionally. No day is ever the same! It is rewarding to work in conjunction with our sales team to provide information on products that meet the NSLP standards and guidelines. The people working in school foodservice are dedicated and caring professionals and are always appreciative of any assistance we provide.”
Pamela Wolszon can be reached at email@example.com.
Monica Hight has been with KeyImpact for 15 years, during which she has worked in multiple departments. In 2009, Monica joined the K-12 Team. Currently, she is on the Executive Board for the School Nutrition Association of Utah. Monica states: “I thrive in the K-12 segment. My goal is to promote the highest standards for child nutrition programs consistently. I love this industry; the relationships are built to last a lifetime.”
Monica Hight can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You want only the best for your students. Partner with the industry leader in K-12 foodservice. Connect with KeyImpact today!