10.6.2021 School Nutrition Update

10.6.2021 School Nutrition Update
Posted on 10/06/2021

Dear Quincy Public Schools Families,

The Quincy School Nutrition Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, and massive delays or cancellations of deliveries. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve 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.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue. Please check your child’s online menu each service day to see up to date changes. Menus can be found here: https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1597177079586&page=menus.

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 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, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you! 

Warmly,

Sara Dufour, M.Ed., RDN
Director of School Nutrition
Quincy Public Schools