Chicago Archdiocese considers outsourcing school meals

Cites cost of healthy food as reason.

April 11—The Archdiocese of Chicago is weighing whether to outsource production of breakfasts and lunches for its 34 high schools and 300 elementary schools because of rising food costs and government regulations.

As part of the change, the archdiocese may sell its food service preparation facility at 5150 N. Northwest Highway in Jefferson Park, and 200 people could lose their jobs, said John Koubeck, the president of FSP, the archdiocese’s food service program.