Letter to Families Regarding Availability of Certain Food Items
The Killingly Public Schools’ Food Services Department managed by Whitsons School Nutrition is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we have been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow. The entire food service industry is currently faced with unprecedented shortages and massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, in addition to food service department labor shortages.
All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We want to limit the effects this has on our students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes.
Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate the staff, community and your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free breakfast and lunch will continue throughout the school year. Student participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving them every day.
Food Service Director Whitsons School Nutrition