Cost of school meals to rise
2:08pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
THE price of school meals in Pembrokeshire will rise next month.
Pembrokeshire County Council is putting up the cost of school dinners in its primary schools by 5p.
At £2 a meal, the cost of primary school dinners in Pembrokeshire will still be less than in many counties in Wales.
Cafeteria prices in Pembrokeshire’s secondary schools will rise by 2.5% from the start of the autumn term. The value of a school meal token will increase from £2.00 to £2.05.
“Unfortunately this price increase is necessary because of the continuing rise in food and fuel costs,” said Councillor Ken Rowlands, Cabinet Member for Education.
“The County Council provides high quality, nutritionally balanced meals for the best possible price and we are committed to continue doing so,” he said.
The council added that the School Meals service is a non profit-making service, subsidised by the County Council and despite the need to increase costs also remains committed to sourcing quality local products and to using local suppliers wherever possible.