NY school district adds "Meals-to-Go" options

Voorheesville Central School District's chef has increased revenues by opting out of federal guidelines and adding a to-go food system.

Jan. 13—Balancing the books of a school’s food service program amid more strict federal lunch guidelines has led some districts to opt out of the new requirements and lose the funding tied to those guidelines. Voorheesville Central School District though is coming closer to getting out of the red without the federal funds with meal options for students and families.

Voorheesville’s school lunch fund, encompassing all of its food services, has a net loss for this school year, but it’s still less than last school year. Expenses from the start of this school year through Nov. 30 totaled almost $150,000 and revenues reached just over $126,000. During the same time last year, the program had a net loss of around $32,150 compared to approximately $22,800 this year.

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