Food shortage at DCS has one parent concerned

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan City Schools reported a food shortage earlier this week. If the lack of supplies from food vendors and manufactures continues, many parents routines may have to change.

In a Facebook post, Dothan City Schools explained how truck driver and raw material shortages will be difficult.

Now DCS is encouraging parents to begin packing school lunches and to possibly prepare for a week out of school, if schools have to shut down due to a food shortage.

This worries parents like Jessica Old, who works full-time and would struggle trying to be home and go to work.

“My main concerns, the parents who can’t afford to feed their kids three square meals a day. I do worry about how would I continue to work so I can provide for my daughter but yet still be here to ensure her education goes forth as planned,” Old said.

Old believes the school should have a plan of action.

She suggests working with the local food banks, or farmers to get in more seasonal produce.

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