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Supply chain woes now impacting school lunches

That orange chicken on the District 65 menu for Wednesday? How about a hot dog instead?

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Supply chain delays have slowed delivery of everything from cars to books.

Now, those shipping woes are putting a hold on Orange Chicken.

In a website notice to families, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 says that “Due to ongoing supply chain issues, our lunch offerings have changed for Wednesday, October 27.”

Instead of the menu-posted Orange Chicken with Fried Rice, lunch that day will be an all-beef hot dog. This last-minute change covers all of the district’s elementary schools, as well as the Bessie Rhodes magnet school.

The district says that fresh fruit, vegetables, and milk will still be available.

The notice explains that while there have not been significant changes to school menus so far this year, “the supply chain and distribution issues being experienced across the country may cause further change with limited notice.”

The district also says it appreciates family understanding and flexibility.

Jeff Hirsh

Jeff Hirsh joined the Evanston Now reporting team in 2020 after a 40-year award-winning career as a broadcast journalist in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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