Fighting food costs, Rutherford Co. Schools raising meal prices

ByLois C

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WSMV) – Right after a two-year hiatus, mom and dad will once once more pay back for university lunches across the region.

The USDA introduced an stop to the Seamless Summer time Software on June 30, which assured absolutely free school lunches for students for much of the last two several years.

Rutherford County Educational facilities reported it will increase its meal selling prices due to the fact of the federal method ending and soaring foods fees.

“The increase in food rates is mostly because of to the remarkable increased price tag in meals, foodstuff prep and value of labor we are all observing,” Doug Bodary, Rutherford County Schools assistant superintendent for Funds and Finance, explained in a news launch.

When courses resume in August, Rutherford County university foods will be priced as follows:

  • College student breakfast value – $2 all degrees
  • Pupil lunch price – $3.25 elementary college and $3.50 middle and superior universities
  • Instructor/guest – $2.50 for breakfast and $4.25 for lunch

Heather Dunsford is a Rutherford County mom with a significant university pupil. She read the news of the new college lunch charges following searching for bargains at a nearby major box keep.

“It’s almost certainly going to make a change as to how lots of days a 7 days he usually takes lunch or purchases lunch,” Dunsford reported.

As anyone with extraordinary nutritional limits, Dunsford mentioned the significant food stuff costs are some thing she’s conscious of.

“It’s absolutely one thing I have assumed about more lately than I consider I have ever considered just before,” Dunsford explained. “It’s definitely challenging simply because you’re making an attempt to make a decision no matter if it is really worth it to buy it and make it on your own.”

Rutherford County Schools are encouraging all college students to post a Free of charge and Reduced Food Method application on the net in July. Rutherford County universities reported it is anticipating an maximize in free and lowered lunch purposes from former yrs, in advance of the seamless summertime method commenced.

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By Lois C