June 2023 News
Important Information to Families
The Framingham Public Schools Food Service Department appreciates your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected the availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the number of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow. All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible as soon as we identify an issue.
Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you!
Dario F. Nardi
Director of Food Service
The Food Service Department in Framingham understands the challenges parents face daily when it comes to providing healthy meal options for their children. The cafeteria staff strives to provide not only healthy choices but as many options as possible to meet the nutritional needs of every student. Our goal is to eliminate student hunger by increasing the quality, sustainability, and efficiency of the child nutritional programs in our schools and community. It is our mission to provide every student in the district with access to locally sourced, nutritious meals. We are committed to the health of our students and passionate about supporting the local food economy.
If you should have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at foodservices@framingham.