… Food manufacturers and distributors have cancelled school district contracts as they struggle meeting demand from other, more lucrative, consumer and commercial markets… 

 

 

USDA Funding to Support Schools Amid Labor Shortages

 

Victoria Campisi, The Food Institute

Oct 5, 2021

 

Food manufacturers and distributors have cancelled school district contracts as they struggle meeting demand from other, more lucrative, consumer and commercial markets.

 

Coupled with the labor shortage, this has left schools across the nation scrambling for food, supplies, and staff to meet the needs of students.

 

The crisis grabbed the attention of USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who announced $1.5 billion in funding to help schools with supply and staffing shortages, reported The Washington Post (Sept. 29).

 

SCHOOLS SCRAMBLING ACROSS THE U.S. ...

 

USDA’S RESPONSE ...

 

more, including links 

https://foodinstitute.com/focus/usda-funding-to-support-schools-amid-food-and-labor-shortages/