Global Supply Delays Hit Holliston Schools Too

From Susan Palefsky, School Nutrition Director

Dear Families,

The Holliston Food Service Department is asking for your patience and support as we navigate new challenges. As you may be aware, we are currently faced with unprecedented shortages of food and packaging materials, massive delays or cancellations of deliveries, and department labor shortages. Nationwide shortages and delays have affected availability of certain food items, leading to substitutions of menu items we’ve been able to offer regularly in the past. These supply issues are occurring throughout the country and are especially challenging for school systems, due to the quantity of meals we serve and the nutrition standards we follow.

All of this means that we may need to make quick substitutions to our menus based upon what we are able to acquire. We know that this affects students, and we are doing our best to provide updates about menu changes when possible, as soon as we identify an issue. Our most up to date menu is the calendar version here on our webpage.

Please know that our number one priority continues to be providing healthy, nutritious, and appetizing meals for your children. We love seeing them every day and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to offer meals at no charge for all students. The good news is that free lunch will continue throughout the school year, so please stick with us while we face yet another challenge. Your participation helps our program stay strong, and we look forward to serving you! 


The Holliston Public Schools Food Service Staff

Press Release

1 Comment

  1. Pat McCarthy on October 15, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Please share how the community can help you. We have an amazing community in Holliston. We will help in anyway we can!!

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