The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District recently received notice that there is a nationwide milk carton shortage that will impact our school meal program. Our milk suppliers, along with others across the nation, are experiencing a shortage of half pint paper cartons used for our school meals. At this time, we are unsure how long the shortage will last.
We are working closely with the Onondaga Cortland Madison BOCES, who assist schools in food service purchasing to seek alternative solutions to the packaging issue. In the interim our food service staff has come up with a contingency plan to ensure that our students continue to receive the nutritious school meals they are used to. During this time our food service program will focus on serving breakfast items that do not require milk and alternative beverage options will be available for all meals, including options for juice and water.
We understand that these changes may not be ideal and we apologize for any inconvenience they may cause. The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District will do everything within our power to mitigate the impact of the nationwide milk carton shortage on our school meal program.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our Food Service Director Rita Vedsted at 315-445-5286.