Milk Carton Supply Chain Shortage

Milk has always been a staple offering in the School Meals Program.  In the coming weeks, the supply of 8 ounce cartons to package milk will be in short supply on a nationwide scale.  The fluid milk itself is plentiful.  To keep schools supplied with milk, our vendors will provide the schools with milk in half-gallon or gallon bulk containers.  Self-serve stations will be made available to our Middle and High School student population along with cups for milk.  At the Elementary level, students will get milk at their seats after they have moved through the cafeteria line and received their lunch.  Various adults will help with the distribution of milk moving from student to student to give them milk.  This supply chain issue may impact our schools into January 2024. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation as we continue to face these challenges together.