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Out of stock: Berrien school districts struggle with food supply

Food service directors turn to less 'cost-effective' sources

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Food shortages across the state are making school food service directors scramble to keep students fed.

Pam Greiffendorf, food service director for Lakeshore schools, said in this past week, 150 of the 500 items she ordered from Gordon Food Service in Grand Rapids were out of stock.


Food Services Director Pam Greiffendorf checks on a delivery Friday at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville. “I’ve been doing this for 30-some years and this is so frustrating,” Greiffendorf said.


Krystal Yech plates calzones and broccoli for lunch Friday at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville.

HP Staff Writer Alexandra Newman contributed to this story.