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Friday, 17 September 2021

Missouri DESE assisting 2 Kansas City-area school districts facing lunch-supply issues

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Missouri DESE assisting 2 Kansas City-area school districts facing lunch-supply issues
Missouri DESE assisting 2 Kansas City-area school districts facing lunch-supply issues

Missouri DESE assisting 2 Kansas City-area school districts facing lunch-supply issues

OF COVID-19 VACCINE ATTHIS TIME."ON TOP OF VACCINES ANDMASKS --THE PANDEMIC ISCREATING ANOTHER ISSUEFOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS --FOOD SUPPLIES.RIGHT NOW -- NORTHKANSAS CITY, LIBERTY,OLATHE, BLUE VALLEY,HICKMAN LLMIS ANDSMITHVILLE ARELL ADEALING WITH THESHORTAGE.KSHB 41 NEWS REPORR TENICK STARLING EXPLAINSWHAT THE PROBLEM IS..AND WHO'S TRYING TOHELP.Tracy Maloney, KC residentgrandmotherIt is very concerning to me.THIS WORRY FRUSTRATESTRACY MALONY AS SHEPLAYS WITHER HGRANDDAUGHTER WHO ISIN KINDERGARTEN.Tracy Maloney, KC residentgrandmotherI never dreamed it would be inour schools.THAT'S BECAUSE ONEF OTHE LARGEST FOODDISTRIBUTORSSYSCOSAYS THEY ARE HAVINGUNPRECEDENTED LABORSHORTAGESSUCH ASTRUCKERS TO DELIVERTHE FOOD TOSCHOOLSANDQUOTEEXPECT THIS TOBE A TEMPORARYSITUATIONBUT IN THEMEANTIME...SEVERALSCHOOL DISTRICTS ARENOW MAKING CHANGES TOTHEIR LUNCHMENUSSUCH ASSUBSTITUTING FOODS.NORTH KANSAS CITYSCHOOLS TOLDPARENTSWE SIMPLYASK FOR YOUR PATIEE NCAND CONTINUED SUPPORT.Tracy Maloney, KC residentgrandmotherThat's just something thatwe're going to have to te akcare of and overcome it andgo from there and doeverything we can do to makesure our kids can eat.ON MONDAYTHEMISSOURI DEPARTMENT OFELEMENTARY ANDSECONDARY EDUCATIONSAID THAT EMERGENCYPROCUREMENT OPTIS ONCONTINUE TO BEAVAILABLE DURING THESEEMERGENCYCIRCUMSTANCES TOICQUKLY REPLACEUNEXPECTED GAPS INMENUS WITH ALTERNAVETISOURCES OR PRODUCTS.THE DEPARTMENT ALSOSAID DISTRICTS CANFORGO THE STANDARDMEAL REQUIREMENTSWHEN CERTAIN FOODSCANNOT BE PROVIDED.THEY ALSO ARE WORKG INWITH GOVERNMENTOFFICIALS TO EXPLOREWAYS TO ENCOURAGEFOOD DISTRIBUTORS TOPRIORITIZE SCHOOLCUSTOMERS DETEPITHESE CHALLENGES.Tracy Maloney, KC residentgrandmotherWe need to look out for ourkids.REPORTING IN KANSAS

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