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myFoodDays and ptoBay
" Helping parents and schools bring in fresh local food for our children every day "

What you can do with myFoodDays and ptoBay?

Hint: It's a long list but, in short - go paper free with your PTO
  • Place lunch orders online
  • Sell spirit wear, dinner dance tickets and more
  • Boost fundraising - all sale profits go to you
  • Organize your parents with automated email reminders and email blasts
  • Automate your volunteer and committee signups
  • Collect funds without merchant accounts or credit card fees
  • Streamline payments and book keeping
  • Boost your PTO donations
  • See your Parent Directory online and on your smartphone
  • Manage events with maps & directions
  • Host your own PTO website
  • Answer questions with Parent/Child centric surveys
  • Banish paper slips!
  • Spend time with your kids not spreadsheets

Who is myFoodDays and ptoBay for?

  • Small schools
  • Large Schools
  • School Districts
  • PTOs
  • PTAs
  • HSAs
  • After School project coordinators
  • Volunteer Coordinators
  • School Service Vendors
  • Local Vendors
  • National Chains
  • Cool people

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Tour myFoodDays as a Parent

Tour as a parent

Tour myFoodDays as an Administrator

Tour as an administrator

Take a look at the simple steps to opening an account, ordering and making your payment.

Register you and your children

Registration is quick and simple, just enter your info and the name and homeroom of your children. You can even pick an icon picture for each child.
As an administrator you need to be up and running quickly. Once there, you need to be able to focus on running the event. myFoodDays helps out with orders, payments, reports, emails, volunteers and... well, everything!

Get started

The first time you use myFoodDays you'll get started by entering some basic information, starting with Teachers and homeroom information. Parents will use this when they add their children. You'll be able to generate reports targeting specific Teachers and homerooms.

Place orders

When the school opens ordering you'll be able to complete the orders for each of your children in a few minutes.

Check your balance

Before paying for all of your children, in one easy step, you can review your order then choose between credit/debit or PayPal. Some schools also accept checks.

Review payment history

Keep track of past and pending payments and credits from the history view.

Review your account

Review past orders onscreen or in printable form for the fridge! You'll get regular emails from myFoodDays to remind you when to order and what you ordered.

Volunteer

Sign up and volunteer your time, manage your commitments.

Track your preferences

Track all of your settings from one location. Manage passwords, children and even your volunteer commitments.

Smartphone App

Review your orders each day on the iPhone, iPod or Android app. You can even set up your password on your children's device so they can check for you!

Want to see more?

Sign up for a free account and place your imaginary children in Check It Out Elementary here

Menus

To keep life simple, you'll create menus based around a theme. It could be Mondays or Tuesdays or could be based around a vendor like Fresh

Foods

When you enter information about the foods that you serve, you capture both the price you pay the vendors and the price you charge. We also cater for wholesale items like pizza and can manage foods that can only be ordered with others. There are also tools for discount pricing like multi-buy and free-lunch programs. If you have the information, we can store nutritional data too.

Ordering Runs

Assemble the pre-entered themes into ordering sessions where you control the dates upon which parents can order and pay. The system will take care of email reminders and follow-ups.

Payments roll in

As the payments come in you can see who's paid and who hasn't.
Mark off checks and send out statements to your treasurer.

Emails

Send out emails to parents directly from the system.

Target

Target groups such as those that haven't paid or send to individuals directly.

Volunteers

Manage your parent volunteers within myFoodDays. Set goals for volunteer support and track those that step up to help. Quickly see if you have enough people on hand for each day.

Reports

At the heart of the system is a reporting engine that can prepare the information that you need. Orders for vendors (emailed out), reports for the volunteers, for the treasurer and for you to assess your performance.

School closed?

Have myFoodDays automatically credit all of the parents on a snow day. Credits can be used on the next order or given up to the school as a donation.

Not just food

myFoodDays allows fundraising from all sorts of activities: school spirit wear, memberships and donations - all kinds of fundraisers.

Surveys

Want to find out how you're doing? Want to invite parents to next year's PTO posts? myFoodDays includes survey tools to reach out to your parents with customised questions.

Want to embed myFoodDays into your website or create your own myFoodDays service under your own name?

We've created myFoodDays in a way that allows you to run the whole service as though it were your own business, we call it our White Label service. Follow the link to see examples and learn more...

Want to see even more?

To learn more about the features of myFoodDays or see a live interactive demo, please contact us here

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Find out more about the service

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Pamela Thwaite

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Human

Pamela's experience began in child care services running the operations for a Day Care Nursery in the UK. In the US, Pamela took on the role of President of the Parent Teachers Organization at the local Elementary School, before hitting on the idea of automating the Food Day program. myFoodDays was born out of that idea. Today Pamela runs the day-to-day operations including supporting the Administrators, Parents and the product development process.

Michael Thwaite

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Human

Michael's technology experience spans 30 years including 15 years in Financial Services, high-speed transaction processing systems, where security, speed and reliability are paramount when developing and managing the systems responsible for trading more that $8B each day. Today Michael develops and supports the software and systems behind myFoodDays.

myFoodDays History

myFoodDays started life in 2003 as a one-school-one-page website project for Woodland Elementary School to alleviate the pressure on the PTO Food Day chairs. This pressure was preventing the Food Days program from running - the supply of volunteers was drying up as the workload and time commitments escalated and of course, as a result, the money raised was diminishing. Over the last ten years myFoodDays has grown and adapted, adding features and tools to help schools and PTO/A's make the best out of their fundraising efforts. On the right is how we used to look in 2003.

In the News

As myFoodDays grew, we started to pick up the occasional news article, even in 2003 we were featured in the Star Ledger and later and in Florham Park over at NJ.com. Today, we host and provide a complete online ordering solution for Schools and PTO/A's. No servers or software, and upgrades come free and often. Michael and Pamela both enjoy running and developing myFoodDays, it's become a labour of love. They answer thousands of emails each year from parent questions to helping with order processing, payments and credits. myFoodDays process credit cards, handles merchant accounts, distributes payments, consolidates thousands of payments into one, provides reports on parents' orders, transactions and checks. All to keep the PTO finances simple and clean.

Pamela and Michael, After School

As you can imagine both Pamela and Michael are proponents of organic low-impact living and support local farmers with annual donations and help with fundraising. After school though, they're serious 'Greeenies' devoting a lot of our time to writing about and promoting the adoption of electric vehicles. Something of a passion, they organize meetings and events throughout the year for local New Jersey residents. They're both President and Vice President of the New Jersey Chapter of the Electric Auto Association, and Michael is President of the national, not-for-profit, action group PlugInAmerica.org.

Pamela and Michael with their fleet of zero-emmision vehicles Having decided to "walk-the-walk" in 2010, Pamela & Michael said goodbye to their last gasoline-burning car and moved their family over to an all-electric zero-emmision future. Today their home fleet is all electric and their pro-ev antics have been featured on TV shows, news sites, blogs and podcasts as well as being featured by automakers Tesla Motors and BMW.

Find out even more at Pamela's blog: ElectraGirl.com , at Thwaite.NET. or, meet us in BMW's promotial video:

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Who's using myFoodDays & ptoBay?

We think that we're the leader in online lunch ordering and spirit wear sales for schools, PTAs, HSAs and PTOs. We've been around since 2003 and have grown by word of mouth.

We have 89 schools and 27,184 parents using the service today with more than 6.5 million orders placed.

Add yourself to the list... Contact us today...

Which is it, ptoBay or myFoodDays?

ptoBay & myFoodDays are the two different faces of our service, whether you are looking for an online lunch program, help in selling spirit wear or co-ordinating this year's end-of-term event, ptoBay & myFoodDays has the features to help get that done. All you have to do is pick the name!

Don't just take our word for it

"Boy, this system is GREAT! I love myFoodDays!!!" - Karen P.
"myFoodDays is great! Thank you for this efficient and user friendly service" - Judy G.
"Just wanted to let you know how convenient and easy this system is. I wish all the schools used it! Thanks." - Jill M.
"THANK YOU so much for making this process 1,000 times easier!!! This system is a Godsend!" - Kara B.
"I am so glad we do not have to fill out forms and cut and count anymore. Great Job!!! -Thanks." - Anne M
"This system is great!" - Jill L.
"Thanks for hooking up the system to make food days easier." - Nancy P.
"This is the best thing! I like it already. I think this will save busy moms lots of time also. It seems easy and I am eager to sit with my children and plan their menu." - Doreen B.

myFoodDays for Business

How Vendors take advantage of myFoodDays

myFoodDays for Business, is an enhanced version of myFoodDays that is designed to work around the needs of the food vendor. Whether your selling through a school or selling to local business, myFoodDays for Business re-tunes itself to present your company as the place to purchase lunches from.



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White Label Options See More!

myFoodDays is fully re-brandable to meet the needs of larger enterprises that wish to present a consistant brand image.

Your colors, your logo, your look-and-feel.

White Label myFoodDays for your business

myFoodDays was designed to be plugged into other sites as a white-label solution. What does that mean to you? It means that you have the option to get on and concentrate on your business whilst we concentrate on the mechanics under the water line. You get to be the swan whilst we're the legs pushing you along.

Options

We support all levels of integration:
  • Basic guidance: We set up a corner of myFoodDays where your customers are directed to your schools only.
  • Simple embedding: You host the orders and payment functions of myFoodDays inside of your own website.
  • Full hosting with white label: We host and maintain the service for you. Your customers believe that you built your own state-of-the-art online order processing system geared around schools and communities. All aspects of the service are branded; colors, logos and even emails.

Pricing

The total cost for the branding service starts at Zero. Ranging from 0% to a few % depending upon the engagement - what you expect from us and, what you'll be taking on yourself determines the cost - Call us for details - let us bid for your business.

There's more

As well as branding the site and hosting the ordering for you, we take care of the plumbing: the servers, the backups and the maintainance. We also manage the emails from the system so that it's all you.

No servers

We take care of the technology so that you can focus on growing your business.

Email from you

The emails that your parents and customers see are fully customisable to carry your message from you.

Want to see more in action?

To learn more about the features of myFoodDays or see a live interactive demo, please contact us

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