School sees participation increase after going self-op

Breakfast went up 2%, lunch 9%.

Dec. 3—There was some hesitation when the Plymouth-Canton Board of Education decided to bring its food service program back in-house, ditching the contract with a popular vendor in the process.

Based on recent numbers, the decision continues to prove to have been a good one. The program saw a 2-percent increase in breakfast participation, a 9-percent hike at lunchtime and fed students more than 1.7 million meals in 2011-12, according to statistics provided by the district's director of food services, Kristen Hennessey.