Concerned over your family’s milk bill? Consider what the schools pay for their milk
Posted On August 4, 2017
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Riverton Schools use a lot of milk during the year. FCSD25 Food Service Director Jane Stanfield recently recommended awarding the annual milk bid to the Meadow Gold Dairy.
Just how much milk, you ask?
For one percent low fat white milk, the district buys 816,000 half pints of 8 ounces each. For the weekly treat of chocolate milk, the district buys another 243,504 half pints, also with one percent milk. That’s over one million servings (1,059,504 total servings).
The cost of white milk for the year is $315,465 and the chocolate milk cost totals $105,851. That’s a total of $421,316.
Stanfield said Meadow Gold was the only bidder for the milk contract this coming school year at a cost of $0.3866 per half pint for white milk (an $0.0011 increase from last year) and a $0.4347 cost per half pint for chocolate mill (also a raise of $0.0011 from the prior year).
The district school board accepted the bids and, based on Stanfield and Superintendent Terry Snyder’s respective recommendations, awarded the milk contract to Meadow Gold.