School lunches shrink as districts feel heat from government shutdown

January 17, 2019 | The Charlotte Observer

The federal government’s budget stalemate over border security is causing lunches to shrink at one eastern North Carolina school district.

Vance County Schools officials announced on Facebook late Tuesday that lunch menus “have been revised to a minimum level to conserve food and funding” starting Jan. 21. The county is about 50 miles northeast of Durham, along the Virginia state line.

Fresh produce, bottled juices and water, and even ice cream are among the items being nixed.

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