Like much of the nation, the Bullock County School System is struggling to find food and supplies to serve our students due to serious supply chain issues.
There have been weeks when, without warning, the delivery trucks just don’t show up.
These issues are caused by a shortage of raw materials, warehouse shutdowns, labor shortages, a shortage of truck drivers, and many other reasons.
In order to continue to serve our students healthy and nutritious meals, we have had to become very creative to find other sources of food and supplies.
In the past 3 weeks, we have created business membership accounts with Sam’s Club and Costco to purchase lunch trays and food items. We have also signed on with the US Food Market Store to provide bulk items as a backup plan in case weekly deliveries do not arrive.
A supplemental bid was secured with Osborn Foods that has allowed the district to keep a steady supply of breakfast and lunch entree items. Fresh produce such as carrots and apples will be delivered weekly for the rest of the year to provide a consistent supply of fruits and vegetables.
In light of these issues, there may be days when substitutions are necessary, but rest assured that all students who wish to receive a breakfast and lunch meal will have one available each school day.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate through the food crisis.