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Tell us: What’s up with school lunch?

A food service worker assembles lunch bags.
Supply chain interruptions are starting to impact school district lunch service.
Stacey Rupolo for Chalkbeat

The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted many routines at schools. In some places, it is upending school lunch.

Nationally, supply chain interruptions and staffing issues have forced some schools to pare down their lunch menus or find substitutes for hard-to-stock items. We want to assess the impact on schools in Chicago and throughout Illinois.

If you’re an educator or a student or a parent working in a school, tell us: Have you noticed a difference in lunch? Specific examples will be most helpful to our reporting. (Pictures too! If you can snap a picture of your lunch, send it to with the subject line “Lunch.”)

We’d love to hear from as many of our readers as possible in the survey below. If you’re on mobile and having trouble seeing the survey below, click here.

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