Elmbrook Has Milk, But Will Need To Secure Milk After Dairy Shutdown
District currently working with its coop and distributor to secure milk after Golden Guernsey, the Waukesha milk processing plant, abruptly shuts down operations on Saturday.
Students at the Elmbrook School District, which is supplied by Golden Guernsey, will have milk on Monday and should not be effected by the shut down of the dairy operation, according to school officials.
Food and nutrition director Cheryl Piel said the district will not have a milk shortage and is currently working with its coop and distributor to secure milk after the Waukesha milk processing plant abruptly shuts down operations on Saturday.
"Hopefully that will occur today at sometime so we have a seamless situation," Piel said Monday morning.
Elmbrook co-ops its milk with 13 other school districts throughout the area.
Piel said resolving the issue is "very important" because milk is a component of the federal lunch program.
"We have to offer it. We can't just say, 'have water today,'" Piel said. "The only difference may be the color of the cartons."