For students at 26 middle and elementary schools in Philadelphia, their lunches will come from a warehouse in Brooklyn instead of their in-school kitchens.
To save money, the School District of Philadelphia announced it will close the full-service kitchens at 26 schools and bring in pre-packaged meals instead. The move is expected to save $2.3 million.
Kristen Graham reports for the Inquirer that only 62 schools will now offer freshly made food. Shutting the kitchens at the 26 schools will affect their 16,681 students. Here’s the full list of schools that will switch to “satellite” meals, which the district says were chosen because their food programs were losing money. The district says the packaged meals will still meet nutritional standards.