Alabama schools struggle to get food for lunches, breakfasts

Alabama News

Trays of food at a school cafeteria. (KOIN)

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — Education officials say Alabama schools are continuing to face food shortages.

A local news outlet reports that disruptions in the workforce needed to serve and deliver meals — along with supplies of food and packaging materials — are behind the shortages.

State education officials say every school district Alabama is facing shortages to some degree. Alexander City Schools recently warned parents that it’s experiencing supply chain issues with its food vendors.

In recent weeks, the school system hasn’t received food deliveries due to suppliers who are short on supplies, drivers and warehouse employees. The school system asked parents to feed breakfast to their students at home, if possible.

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