The lingering supply chain issues we have all heard about are now also having an impact on school cafeterias.
ISD Arlington announced today that it is currently struggling with supply issues, but the food service team said it is making adjustments and working long hours to ensure that every student is fed.
Here are some examples of the shortage issues facing the district: The district has ordered 450 cases of sliced beef. 11 have been delivered. 300 cases of green beans have been ordered. Eight entered.
The district also said that normally each high school offers 16 different entry choices and can now only offer three.
In addition, the annual Thanksgiving meal that is usually served to students has been canceled this year.
It is not just food products that the district has problems with. Breakfast will now be served without a tray, and rather than the full package of utensils, students will simply grab the specific utensil they need.
Even with the changes and fewer options, the district has no plans to serve fewer meals. David Lewis, director of food and nutrition services at Arlington ISD and his team meet daily to assess supplies and menu planning based on what they have. The team spends their days scouring the market to buy food and non-food items. And the food service team will open their loading dock whenever they want. a truck will be able to deliver, even if it is a weekend day or in the middle of the night “, declared a press outside the district.
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