Gainesville ISD Child Nutrition
Free Student Meals Extended Through 20-21 School Year
Gainesville ISD, in partnership with Chartwells K12, will continue offering free meals to all students for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. Free school meals, including breakfast and lunch, are available to kids and teens ages 18 and younger. The program does not cover snacks and a la carte menu items. As a reminder, if you believe you qualify for free/reduced meals and have not yet applied, please do so to ensure that you are eligible for the carryover period for the first 30 days of the 2021-2022 school year. The link for the application can be found in the left naviagation on this page.
For all other students who may be attending school virtually, attend homeschool, or are temporarily quarantined, we will continue offering contactless curbside pickup at Chalmers and Edison for 5-days of breakfasts and lunches. Curbside pick-up is available on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and includes two meals each day, providing enough fresh, nutritious, delicious meals for the entire school week. Pick up time at Chalmers is 1pm at the back side of the school. Pick-up times for Edison are 8:45-9:15 a.m. and 12:30 –1:00 p.m. at the front (north east side).
Meals are more important than ever before to help families save money and stretch their food budgets. Without access to regular nutritious meals, kids can suffer long-term consequences, both academically and in overall growth and development. School meals provide families with peace-of-mind and ensure they continue to receive the health benefits school meals provide.
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.
Robin Sorrell - Administrative Assistant
800 S Morris, Gainesville, TX 76240
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