"We have not had a price increase for our food in more than five years.Î¾Î¾In fact, we rolled our prices back in 2004 and held them there, but now unfortunately we have to raise them."
If the board approves the increases, Abbott says the cost of student lunches will go up 20-cents and adult lunches will increase by 30-cents.
Abbott says the new prices still won't cover HISD's food expenses.
"We'll still be nearly a million dollars short in revenue compared to the cost of the food that we have to buy."
Abbott says because breakfast is such an important meal, HISD breakfasts will continue to be provided free everyday.