Sample Solution #2: Evening Verification
(This is just a sample, posted by USDA to generate discussion.)
One of the challenges of verifying school meal applications at my district is that the people we are trying to get a hold of work the same schedules that we do (and we know this happens a lot!). So a couple of years ago, we started bringing on a couple of temps who begin and end work later than what we would traditionally find with a school schedule. It varies some, but generally the temps are here from 11:00 – 7:00 or 12:00 – 8:00, and we’ve been able to reach a lot more of our families by being able to call them in the evenings! It worked well in our district – we decreased the number of non-respondents by about 20 percent – and we think this could work well for you too.