Breakfast and lunch service will be available to all students. Breakfast costs $1.50 and lunch costs $2.85. Reduced breakfast costs $.30 and reduced lunch costs $.40. Gateway Charter High School will participate in the National School Lunch Program and free or reduced pricing will be available to those students who meet the guidelines.
Applying for Free and Reduced Meals
Click below to download a free and reduced meal application for the current school year. Applications will also be available for pick up at your school.
- Free and Reduced Price Application and Instructions – Spanish Version-GCHS
- Free and Reduced Price Application and Instructions-GCHS
- Parent Information Letter (pricing)-GCHS
Online Meal Payments
Great news! We are now accepting online payments for breakfast and lunch through e-Funds for Schools. You must register with e-Funds first, but then you can make online payments anytime! Register here. If you have questions about e-Funds for Schools or are having problems registering, please contact e-Funds directly by clicking on the Customer Service link at the bottom of of your school’s e-Funds page.
Introducing Parent Rewards! Our cafeteria point of sale system introduces Parent Rewards! When you create an account you can:
- Monitor your child’s lunch balance and transaction history
- Add dietary notes, such as a food allergy
- Receive balance updates via push notifications
- Earn rewards that turn into credits to be used in the cafeteria to purchase items or increase your child’s meal account balance.
Sign up here: My Freedom Cafe Parent Portal.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack Menus
View our breakfast and lunch menus by visiting www.preferredmealsmenu.com. First, select your state. Next, for District select your school name. Last, for School Name select your school name again. This will allow you to view your school’s menus by day, week, and month!
Kitchen Health Inspections
In accordance with Senate Bill 1908, the school’s health certificate/inspection report is available for review.
The following Health Inspection document is an original copy. For accessibility assistance with these documents, contact the school at 239-768-3350.
Nutrition and Wellness
Southwest Charter Foundation, Inc. promotes health in students by supporting wellness, quality nutrition and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act requires school cafeterias to meet new federal nutrition standards for school lunches and breakfasts. Read our “School Meals Have Changed!” flyer to learn more!
The USDA Smart Snacks Policy requires schools to only sell food and beverages that meet certain nutrition standards.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.