Recession evident in lunch cost inflation

Posted on August 28, 2009 by

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Anyone at CHS that hasn’t yet been affected by the recession will be as of this school year. Since this school year started, the cost of lunch has gone up due to the economic hardships that the community is currently facing.

According to Renee Cocanower (associate principal), it is due to the recession that the cost of lunch has risen. In other words, it is safe to say that there is a direct correlation between both the recession and the increase in the cost of lunch in the Concord School district.

To many people, the rising cost of lunch may not come as a surprise. While costs rise for store bought goods during an inflation, the same thing can be expected to occur everywhere that a good or service is sold. The school lunchroom is no exception.

“I’m sure it has something to do with the economy… our cost goes up just like at the grocery store,” said Cathy Puterbaugh (CHS food manager).

Regardless of the current economic situation, students will be relieved to hear that free lunches will still be available for those whose families cannot afford it. Also, the cost of lunches is not significantly more than last year, so it should not have much, if any, effect on students, unless of course the student is a quarter short.

Tyler Knudson

Staff Writer

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