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Kids went hungry at one Philly school this week because of staff shortages: ‘It’s inhumane’

Children at one city school went hungry Thursday because of staff shortages hitting the Philadelphia School District and an apparent central office operational failure.

No breakfast or lunch ever arrived to feed children at Mitchell Elementary in Southwest Philadelphia — and it wasn’t the first time this term meals failed to arrive at the school.

District staff told Mitchell at 9 a.m. Thursday that neither food nor staff would be sent to the school at 55th and Kingsessing, according to a letter sent to parents by the principal and obtained by The Inquirer.

“As soon as stores opened, I ordered pizza for 400 students to attempt lunch service,” Stephanie Andrewlevich, the Mitchell principal, wrote. “Some of the pizzas arrived and were served to students, some have not arrived as of 2:15 p.m. students were not served.”

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