As a wholesale food distributor offering popular finger foods for daycares, we want to point you toward the most popular foods our daycare clients already order from us. Choosing the right foods for a daycare is often a multi-step decision involving how popular a food is, how much it costs, how easy it is to clean up, and how long the shelf life is. Take a look at some favorites.
Our most-ordered daycare foods:
- Fruit Cups
- Granola Bars
- English Muffins
- Pancakes & Waffles
- French Fries
Fruit cups are a year-round favorite. They are healthy, popular with kids, easy to store, and of course, tasty. They are a good choice for older kids who are less prone to spilling. The small, soft pieces can present a choking hazard to younger kids and toddlers.
Flavors available: Mixed fruit, tropical fruit, mandarin orange, peaches, pears, pineapple
Case size: 36 servings (mixed fruit)
Pop-tarts are here to stay, and healthier than ever with new whole-grain versions. These snacks are ready to eat right out of the pouch, and of course can be toasted or chilled.
Flavors available: Cinnamon whole grain, blueberry, and strawberry whole-grain
Case size: 72 servings (cinnamon flavor)
These crunchy Nature Valley granola bars add a little more texture and excitement to snack time. They’re particularly fitting for carrying to the playground or picnic table.
Flavors available: Oats and honey
These breakfast muffins are versatile snacks. They can be eaten plain or toasted and can easily be turned into a simple kid sandwich with peanut butter, jelly, or another spread. The traditional white flour version is most common, but for a healthier option, try whole wheat.
Flavors available: white and whole wheat
Pancakes and Waffles
Like English muffins, pancakes and waffles are best when combined with various toppings and spreads. But as a one-up on English muffins, pancakes and waffles can have sweet toppings, and make great finger foods for birthday parties and holiday events. Get some fruit and whipping cream to turn these snacks into fun food-decorating activities.
For smaller kids, try mini pancakes. These tiny pancakes beg to be stacked and piled, and if you have playful or fussy eaters, you can minimize food waste. With 90 servings of 12 mini pancakes each, you can be in stock for a while.
Unlike English muffins, these products need to be heated up first and can’t be eaten straight from the box. In a nod to convenience, however, some are microwaveable.
For kid favorites, it’s hard to beat pizza. This food takes longer to prepare – you’ll need an oven. For parties or fun Fridays, it’s worth it.
We offer different flavors and sizes of pizza. For larger groups, you may want full-size, pre-cut pizzas. We also stock 5-inch versions that are easy to hand out individually.
Our easy-to-prepare pizzas can be unwrapped, baked, and served without any other fuss. The portion sizes are already cut to help with portion control and serving.
Flavors available: cheese and pepperoni
French fries are the all-American finger food that every kid recognizes. Their small size and easy hold mean that they’re good for kids of all ages. Prepare these in an oven.
Types available: regular, crinkle cut, shoestring, steak fries, home fries
Case size: 160 servings (3 oz fries)
How To Order Daycare Foods
If you don’t have an account, now is the time to get one! Ordering food wholesale is an easy way to save on food costs.
Other benefits you get by ordering from Schenck Foods:
- No application or membership fee
- A low $250 order minimum
- Flat $5 delivery fees
- Order as late as 5pm for next-day delivery, Monday-Friday
- Walk-in warehouse in Winchester, VA
Fill out a wholesale application here and we’ll help you get started.