NUSD Addressing Food Shortage

--- Published on September 28th 2021 ---
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As you may be aware, there is a national food shortage. This is impacting school lunch programs across the nation including Natomas Unified School District. In response to this, we are making changes in the Nutrition Services Department to reduce the impact on our students. In the past couple of weeks, we have taken the following actions: 

  • We have diversified our food suppliers by adding new vendors which include large distributors and local farmers, growers, and producers.
  • We have placed orders earlier with our distributors. 
  • We are making more items from scratch in our central kitchen.
  • We have shortened our menu to a one week menu so that the menu is less likely to be altered due to shortages of menu items or ingredients.

This shortage may affect our operations with last minute menu changes or a limited supply of a student’s first choice of food.  While there may be substitutions, we will ensure that there is always food available for free to any student who would like to participate in any of our food programs. 

The attached menu is for the week of October 1, 2021 to October 8, 2021. You can view the following week’s menu on Wednesday at

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Vince Caguin at (916)-567-5472 or [email protected]