Getting Started

Categories

In Myfoodbank.Online, rather than using the default individual stock item setting, you can instead use our ‘Categories’ section.

This allows you to create custom Category headings, for example ‘Soup’, ‘Cereal’, ‘Fresh fruit’, and group similar food items under them. Our bulk assignment feature also means you can create QR codes for each category, allowing for more efficient assignment and updates for your food stock.

1. To create your food category, first of all navigate to your dashboard www.myfoodbank.online/FoodBank/Dashboard

2. Click on the “Admin” menu from the top toolbar.

3. Select the option for “Category” from the drop down menu.

4. Click the “Add Category” button on the top right of the page

5. Click the “Category Name*” box and type in the name of the category that you plan to create.

6. We will create a category for lunch items.

7. Tick the “Is Active” box to ensure the category is activated.

8. We can now assign any stock that we have already scanned to this category. First of all, click on the drop down menu labeled ‘Choose uncategorised food items’.

9. A list of any uncategorised food items will then appear. Select one of them from the menu.

10. Once you have selected your food item, click the add button to the right of the drop down menu.

11. Click “Select” to choose any further food items to add to the category.

12. Choose your next food item.

13. Click Add and repeat until you have added all of your uncategorised food items.

14. At the bottom right of the list of items, you will see a box labeled “Total Quantity”. Click in this box and then fill in the total quantity for this category that you have in stock right now.

15. When you are done, click the Save button.