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True Cost of SFUSD Revolution Foods Meal Contract is Unknown

Dana Woldowbyline‚ Jan. 07‚ 2013

History is being made today as a new meal contract with Revolution Foods brings fresh lunches into every SFUSD school for the first time in modern memory. Exciting as this is, it's a little scary to realize that no one knows how long SFUSD will be able to afford these higher quality, higher priced meals.

Although the new meal contract runs through the end of the 2013-14 school year, with the option to roll over through 2017, SFUSD can terminate with just 30 days notice. Termination would likely only happen if the cost of the meals far exceeded the amount Student Nutrition Services (SNS) budgeted for food. SFUSD still faces a budget shortfall for the foreseeable future, and the Board of Education doesn't want the SNS deficit to increase above its current $1.9 million level.