Owosso schools still allowing lunch deliveries from GrubHub, DoorDash services

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OWOSSO (WJRT) (04/10/19) - Do you know what your child is eating for lunch? Better yet, do you know where it's coming from?

The Detroit Free Press says a number of metro-Detroit schools are banning lunch delivery services like GrubHub and DoorDash over food safety concerns.

Owosso Public Schools Food Service Director John Klapko said a few students have their lunch delivered and it's not an issue, but a majority do not.

"This is the first year we have free breakfast and lunch for K-12, for every child regardless of income," Klapko said.

That's because Owosso Public Schools is part of the national student lunch program. Students are given a wide variety of meals to choose from, including meats, pastas, pizza, even different foods from around the world.

Klapko said students are pretty happy with what they're eating inside the cafeteria.

"It's less than a handful of kids that occasionally, it's not really even every day, that we have stuff brought in from outside restaurants, fast food chains," he said.

The hot lunch menu is constantly changing to keep those taste buds happy.

"Korean street food we did this week and on and on and on," Klapko said. "There's a lot of different things, and the kids are very forthright in letting us know this was good, we didn't like this, we liked that."

Klapko said the district will continue to allow students to have their lunches delivered if they choose to do so. If it becomes a problem down the road, that's when he and the superintendent will take a closer look at the issue.

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