Global Supply Chain Issues Impact School Lunch Menus
Ada, MN — A lack of products in the Global Supply Chain is causing a number of headaches for all industries, including construction, technology, and even the food industry. One of those most impacted in the food industry is our area schools, who have had to change meal offerings with little notice to students. Ada-Borup-West Superintendent Aaron Cook explains the situation area schools are dealing with.
Superintendent Cook gives credit their Food Service Support Staff and Director Bob Kinkade for being flexible and able to adapt to find lunch alternatives for 700 kids with very little notice.
Many schools have sent out notices this year to families alerting them that lunch menu changes are possible to happen at any point with little notice. According to reports, some of the items in short supply throughout the food industry at the moment include chicken, fish sticks, frozen meals, spices, rice krispie treats, and even ketchup packets. Many of the shortages are due to shipping issues and not necessarily supply.