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Deerfield Thanksgiving buffet canceled due to Sysco strike

Due to a delay in its scheduled food delivery, the Deerfield senior living community was forced to cancel a Thanksgiving buffet for residents and their family members, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19.

Deerfield campus administrator Jen Anderson released the following statement regarding the situation:

"On Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, The Deerfield senior living community experienced a delay in its scheduled food delivery. The disruption was caused by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local Union 120, which had established an unlawful picket line at Sysco Minnesota, our food supplier based in St. Paul, Minn. The matter was resolved by the end of the day but weekend deliveries were delayed throughout the service region, including New Richmond.

"The Deerfield always maintains a 2-week food supply to provide for daily resident meals and the delivery delay had no significant impact on the regular dining schedule. However, this disruption required The Deerfield to cancel a 'Thanksgiving Buffet' scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 19. This was a special dining event offered to residents and their families for which they reserve and pay. It is not part of the resident meal plan. All residents and/or their families who had made reservations were contacted about the cancellation.

"Of course, The Deerfield will serve a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to all residents on Thursday, Nov. 23, as we have every year. We will also hold special holiday dining events for residents and their families in the weeks to come and look forward to these celebrations."