Gainesville ISD will continue to provide free meals for all students for the 2022-2023 school year. GISD qualified for the Communication Eligibility Provision (CEP) program, which will allow GISD to provide breakfast and lunch to all children at no charge.
Previously, families were required to complete the free/reduced meal application to determine qualification under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. However, for the last two years, as an additional form of pandemic relief, ALL students in Gainesville ISD were able to receive free meals regardless of household income. That grant has come to an end and GISD opted to apply for the CEP program.
The new program will once again enable ALL students in GISD to receive free breakfast and lunch without the requirement for families to complete the National School Lunch Program free/reduced meal application. However, districts in the CEP program are required to collect an income survey from all families. The survey is now included as a required form in parent portal for the 2022-2023 school year. This simple and concise form will provide valuable information that will assist GISD in qualifying for a multitude of grants from additional funding sources.
The department follows Food Base Menu Planning. All meals must meet the Recommended Daily Allowance established by the USDA and the Texas Department of Agriculture. We research and evaluate every recipe in our menu to ensure they meet nutrition requirements measured by the following categories: Saturated Fat, Total Fat, Calories and Sodium. For further details on the Texas Public School Nutrition Policy please refer to the full policy at www.squaremeals.org.
In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Direcotr, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avunue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964(voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
De acuendo a lo establecido por las leyes Federales y el Departamento do Agriculture de los EE.UU. (USDA, siglad en ingles), se prohibite a este organismo la discriminacion por raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, edad, o impeimentos de las personas. (No todas las bases de prohibicion se aplican a todos los programas.) Para presentar una queja sobre discriminacion, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, o llame al (202) 720-5964 (voz y TDD). USDA es un provendor y empleador que ofrece oportunidad igual a todos.
William Szczurek - Director of Child Nutrition
Robin Sorrell - Administrative Assistant
800 S Morris, Gainesville, TX 76240