With 14 employees the Anamosa Community School District Nutrition Services
Department served over 234,000 meals in the school year 2020-21. In addition to those
meals, another 23,145 in June and July with the Summer Feeding Program. A record
number of meals served for the school district.
The district is now starting to feel the effects of the food shortage that has plagued
child nutrition food programs in schools across the country. For students, certain food
items they’re used to eating might be hard to get their hands on. For staff, you may be
hearing the students complain about menus missing their favorite items, along with
menu changes without notice.
The national food shortage is having a noticeable trickle down effect on our child
nutrition program. It starts with manufacturers not being able to get the raw product to
produce items. There are fewer trucks on the roadways causing delays in deliveries.
This will cause our menu to change without notice, this is out of our control. However
our nutrition team and myself are working diligently with our food distributor to find
I am asking for students, parents, and staff to be patient as we work through these
shortages. As stated changes may happen without notice, but we will be feeding our
students to the best of our ability. Food allergies will always be taken into
Nutritional Services Director