For all in the education catering sector, the main goal throughout this year has been to ensure that pupils across the UK continue to have access to nutritious, hot school meals.
Whilst this year has thrown many challenges to education professionals, it's great to see how we have all pulled together in a time of crisis to provide the vital services essential to every pupil in the UK.
The team at CRB Cunninghams is taking a moment to reflect on the past twelve months. We're looking back on some of the great things we've managed to achieve this year with the help of our customers and our industry.
Over £2.3 million in pre-ordered meals in 2020!
At the beginning of this year, we launched our pre-order app, Fusion Online, to make lunchtimes truly contactless and provide long-term benefits for schools. These benefits include reduced food wastage, increased school meal uptake, simple reporting for staff, and reduced queues, to name just a few. To date, over £2,000,000 worth of school meals has been pre-ordered with Fusion Online.
We won the Public Sector Catering Innovation Award
CRB Cunninghams are delighted to have been named the winner of the Innovation Award at the 2020 Public Sector Catering Awards, making us the first dedicated EdTech company to win a Public Sector Catering Award. Read More about the Public Sector Catering awards.
CRB Cunninghams are proud to have been nominated for the Outstanding Supplier of the Year Award at the 2020 LACA award ceremony, recognising individuals and teams that have made a real difference to school food and education catering. Read More about the LACA Awards for Excellence.
TLG’s Make Lunch programme provides children and families who would otherwise go hungry with free, hot and healthy meals during the school holidays and tackles the issue of child hunger. We're delighted to have continued our partnership this year, helping TLG open two additional lunch clubs in 2020. Read More about TLG's vital work.
We asked students, guardians, and school staff at CRB Cunninghams cashless schools how they would benefit from online payment and pre-ordering software. With over 460 responses submitted over 5 days, our user feedback shows the demand for online and pre-ordering from UK schools.
As we approach the festive season, we wish to extend our very best wishes to all our customers, friends and supporters. On behalf of CRB Cunninghams, we wish you a happy, safe and healthy Christmas and a prosperous 2021.