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Rising food costs make Flossmoor school board members question future kitchens

Skyrocketing food costs mixed with confined kitchen space is igniting in-depth conversations for Flossmoor School District 161 board members.

Associate Superintendent Fran LaBella told the board at its Jan. 23 meeting that the cost of pre-plated meals for elementary school students has “increased dramatically,” and soon could exceed the reimbursement amount the district receives from the National School Lunch Program.

This sample menu shows the meals that Flossmoor elementary school students would be provided if the district switches to an all-

“That means we’d be subsidizing what is a lackluster meal to . . .

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