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NC school district cutting food options during government shutdown

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VANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Vance County Schools said it will be making some changes to lunch menus in an effort to conserve food and funding during the government shutdown.

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On Tuesday, officials posted to Facebook saying they plan to revise lunch menus to a minimum level.

Starting Jan. 21, each lunch will include one main dish, bread, two vegetables, one fruit, and milk.

Schools will no longer provide fresh produce, except at elementary schools where produce will be offered twice a week.

Bottled water, bottled juice, and ice cream will also no longer be offered after the district’s current inventory is gone.

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The district uses federal funds to operate its nutrition program.

In a statement announcing the changes, the district said it hopes to resume normal menus once the government shutdown ends.

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