Supply chain affects food costs

GGUSD Education Center on Stanford Avenue in Garden Grove (OC Tribune photo).

An increase in the price of food service supplies will be discussed by the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education at itsmeeting Tuesday night.

On September 15, 2020, the Board accepted bids for food service supplies. The bid specifications contained a price escalation clause for price adjustments. Individual Food Service is now requesting this escalation due to manufacturer price increases, worldwide disruption of supply chains and rising freight charges.

Staff is recommending that the board approve a 37.8 percent price increase from Individual Food Service for Bid No. 2003 for food service supplies. The increases are within the bid terms and are still the most cost-effective means to procure the products and supplies.

It is unclear at the moment whether this will impact the average price of a lunch meal for GGUSD students.

Also Tuesday night, the board is scheduled to confer with labor negotiators as well as the superintendent, assistant superintendent, and directors from personnel services. The board will meet at 7 p.m. in the district offices at 10331 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove.

The next board meeting is set for Tuesday, May 17. The GGUSD is a K-12 district serving most of Garden Grove and portions of Anaheim, Cypress, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana, Stanton and Westminster.


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