When the APA moved to offering individually packaged hot lunches through Rose Reisman Catering, it was recognized that the healthy, nutritious, and highly convenient meals were coming with an increase in waste over the buffet-style hot lunch program that had been previously offered by another provider.
At that time and over the course of our agreement with Rose Reisman, the APA has advocated for “greener” packaging. Parents have also been asking. And now it’s finally here! Ninety percent of Rose Reisman’s hot lunch packaging is now compostable. As of April 1, parents will also notice a $0.50 increase to all combos, salads, and sandwiches to cover the increased cost of the new packaging.