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Parents demand answers after cafeteria issues at L.J. Alleman

Getting Answers: Cafeteria Issues
Posted at 6:40 PM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 19:40:02-04

At the beginning of the school year, hiccups are expected.

Some parents and grandparents of students at L.J. Alleman Middle School are demanding answers after they say their children did not get a full lunch.

One grandparent who did not want to go on camera said, "I was floored. I was like what do you mean they ran out of food."

She says she is concerned her grandson is not always getting the nourishment he needs during lunch at school.

"I said babe, are you going without a full lunch? He said, sometimes like Wednesday, I had a roll and a carton of milk. How do they expect these young....they're still developing their bodies. They need food."

The Lafayette Parish School System says Alleman has more than one thousand students, but prepared meals for 725 students on Wednesday. A spokesperson went on to say 10 kids did not receive buns for their hamburgers, but they did get the rest of their meal.

At the beginning of the year, LPSS says the number of students of eat in the cafeteria will fluctuate. We're told Alleman's administration is seeing more kids eat in the cafeteria and they will consider adjusting their future orders.