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SCHOOL MEAL UPDATE
COUNTY WIDE SCHOOL MEAL DELIVERY ISSUES
I received a letter this week to inform me that Lancashire County Council are experiencing ongoing product availability and delivery issues. Therefore, they have had to amend their Autumn Term menu. This temporary change is for THREE WEEKS.
The letter states that:
These measures are necessary to alleviate the ongoing difficulties we are encountering in meeting the range and volume demands of the current published menu. This is due to the national shortage of drivers and workers within the food industry, an issue which is magnified when operating a fixed menu choice at a time when product supply cannot be guaranteed. Kitchens will receive additional stocks of grocery and frozen products during the temporary menu period to fully replenish food stores. This will allow kitchens to return to the published menu with a full stock holding, something we have been unable to do since schools reopened with limited stocks following the summer holiday.
This issues is affecting ALL schools in Lancashire that use Lancashire Catering (which is most schools).
I appreciate this is not ideal for our pupils, and I am in regular discussions with county regarding this. I will keep you updated with any new information. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding with this unavoidable issue. Mrs Holgate
At Barden Primary children have the choice of either a healthy School Dinner in school or bringing in their own packed lunch from home.
Schools dinners costs £11.50 per week (£2.30 per day). Due to the Government's Infant Free School Meal Initiative all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be given a free school meal.
Children are welcome to bring their own packed lunch from home. Please make sure that your child's lunch box is clearly named.
We have a fabulous choice of tasty school meals provided by LCC Catering. Take a look at the menus below to see the fabulous choices we have on offer throughout Autumn Term 1...