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Local school district warns milk supplier issues likely to impact students

Published: Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

A student selects a carton of milk in the cafeteria at John F. Kennedy Middle. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
A student selects a carton of milk in the cafeteria at John F. Kennedy Middle. (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post)(Palm Beach Post Staff Writer)

A local school district is warning parents that milk may not be available for students come Monday after the district’s milk supplier filed for bankruptcy and closed a distribution center.

Northwestern Local School posted a message on Facebook earlier this week telling parents they are not confident a milk shipment scheduled for Monday will arrive.

>> Another major U.S. dairy company, Borden, seeks bankruptcy protection

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“To ensure every that every student has something to drink with their meal, we will have water on hand as a backup,” the district said in the Facebook post. “If you would like your child to have something other than water, please feel free to send something with them.”

On Monday, Borden Dairy Co. filed or bankruptcy protection, and in November, Dean Foods, the nation’s largest milk producer, also filed for bankruptcy protection.