With self-isolation an ongoing concern for students, service provider Sodexo has worked with its partner organisations to introduce new food delivery models tailored to student requirements.
Working with its suppliers, Sodexo’s food and nutrition specialists have launched several new food delivery models with capacity to produce over one million meals per week.
Options include packed lunches and evening meals for students in self-isolation. Ordering is done through digital platforms, while in partnership with Thrive, students can also access an app to help in the prevention, screening and management of anxiety, depression and stress.
The company’s concierge service, Circles, has also been adapted for student use, allowing them access to day-to-day life services such as personal shopping requests, travel arrangements, leisure and food boxes.
Simon Knight, managing director, universities, Sodexo UK, said: “As our university partners face the ever-changing challenges to support students during lockdowns and quarantine periods, we are working harder than ever to ensure they have the best support to plan ahead and manage disruption.
“This new student offering is a reflection of how our teams and business can quickly adapt and develop services, creating bespoke lockdown solutions and bringing much needed improvements to the quality of life for isolating students."