Brunswick County Schools Child Nutrition Services is operating with a deficit exceeding $100,000. Officials say it's due to the escalating costs of milk, bread and other grocery items.
Tina Ward, director of child nutrition services, said as of Jan. 1, the department’s estimated losses were $107,919.49, and $1,124 is lost on meals per day.
Ward presented the board of education with a mid-year update at its monthly committee meeting last Tuesday and said milk prices have risen almost 10 cents above the $0.175 original bid.
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