Philadelphia school principal forced to order pizza for students

No food service workers were available at Southwest Philly school

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The principal at a southwest Philadelphia elementary school ordered pizzas Thursday to feed her students because there were no food service workers to serve meals.

The school district says this is a symptom of a widespread labor shortage.

Stephanie Andrewlevich, the principal at S. Weir Mitchell Elementary School in Kingsessing, wrote in a letter to parents Thursday that she learned at 9 a.m. Thursday that there were no food service workers available to serve meals to the school’s 400 students that afternoon.

Andrewlevich said she ordered pizza and had staffers buy juice and water to feed her students.

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