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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District District | Important Information Regarding the School Lunch Program

Important Information Regarding the School Lunch Program

Important Information Regarding the School Lunch Program 

The District’s meal provider, Preferred Meals, has recently notified us as to how the labor shortages and supply chain disruptions have created greater challenges in terms of adhering to the planned meal calendar. Although they are striving to honor the schedule of meals, the issues they are facing, as are many industries, have proven greater than expected and unfortunately will likely result in the necessity to alter the calendar on an as needed basis. Historically, they always reserved the right to provide a substitution when needed (as indicated on the posted meal calendar) but their recent notification is an indication that it is more likely to happen now than in the past. 

The district will send out a notification to parents only if the meal substitution will change the scheduled lunch from a non-meat day to a meat day. The notification will be made as quickly as possible but very likely the day prior to the date of the meal change. 

Supply Chain Communication