Welcome to the Gilchrist County School District Food Service page! Parents, please know that all students eat Breakfast and Lunch at NO COST to you as part of the Community Eligibility Provision! There are no applications to submit with this program - your children need only to go to our cafeterias during meal times and they will enjoy a fully balanced, healthy, meal at no charge! Also, We offer fruit or vegetables with every meal! Thank you for your support of our Food Service Program.
Please be sure to click the links on the left to view information regarding the school district Wellness Program, newsletters, menus, inspections, and operating permits. We take pride in providing students with a nutritious school lunch program that meets and exceeds all requirements. If you have questions, please contact one of the contacts listed on this page.
Gilchrist County School Food Service provides nutritious meals to all students and staff in a safe, sanitary environment. The school food service program includes the federally reimbursed lunch and breakfast programs, ala carte food and beverage offerings.
The School Meal Program is an integral part of the total Education Program and is governed by the same principles and type of control as any other division of the school:
Florida State Board of Education Administration
Florida Adm. Code (FAC) Rules, 6A-7.040 to 6A-7.045
Gilchrist County District School Board Administrative Rules, 8.23 to 8.24
Foods and beverages available in schools are only those which meet the nutritional needs of students and contribute to the development of desirable health habits unless provided otherwise in School Board rules.
Students may elect to choose at least three of the five food items offered at lunch and three of the four food items offered at breakfast, which are provided at no cost through the Community Eligibility Program.
All schools participate in the National School Lunch Program and serve student lunches according to meal patterns established by the United States Department of Agriculture. All schools participate in the National School Breakfast Program and serve student breakfasts according to meal patterns established by the USDA.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
"Gilchrist County School District is an equal opportunity provider and employer."