By Lynette Aslanian
If you are a student at LCHS, you have most likely noticed the vanishing act of the vending machines. Well, now you can figure out where your gummy worms and pretzels have disappeared to.
Mark Evans, the Chief Business and Operations Officer for the district, oversees the budget, maintenance, food services and other business and facility issues for LCUSD.
“We are required to go out to bid every five years for our food service provider,” Evans said. “We were going to bid for our previous food provider, but their business model had changed so we decided not to bid for them. Chartwells, our current food company, displayed the best bid, so we decided to take on Chartwells. The last vending machine contract was ended because we are now working with Chartwells.”
The vending machines contract was broken when we switched to our new food company, because they were owned by our previous food distributor. Currently, Mr. Evans is working with the new vendor to discuss the need for vending machines, and it’s likely that they will make a comeback in the future.
“I have heard a lot of interest in them coming back. I am simply working out the details. My hope is to have things in place by the end of the month.” Evans said. “ We do have policies on the types of items we can sell in the machines, but any input would be appreciated.”
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