While breakfast and lunch will be provided at no charge for all GCPS in-person and digital students this school year, it still pays to complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Applications. Confirmed eligibility establishes a number of benefits for individual students such as free or discounted college-admissions tests, AP exams, and college applications; scholarships opportunities; and no- and low-cost access to technology and internet plans. In addition, the percentage of qualifying students at a school are used as a measure to secure additional federal funding (Title I) to support students and their education, promote family engagement, and provide additional technology and internet access. Title I pay for additional teachers, Parent Centers, additional learning opportunities for students, extra resources, added technology, and more.
Start your child’s day by eating breakfast in the Cub Cafe. Research has shown that a hungry child does not learn as easily as a child who has a nutritious breakfast.
The school lunch program was set up to meet children’s nutritional needs while they are attending school. The nutritional goals are based on the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA). Lunch meets 1/3 of the RDA for protein, vitamins A and C, calcium, and calories for children.
The School Nutrition Program (SNP) operates fiscally independent within the district, paying for all direct expenses, administrative costs, and utilities.
We offer a wide variety of fruits and vegetables daily, as well as several entree choices. We serve only low fat or fat free milk daily.
- Student breakfast: SY21/22 No Charge Includes: 1 entree, up to 2 different sides and a choice of milk. Students may decline the milk.
- Student lunch: SY21/22 Includes: 1 entree, one to 2 vegetables and 1 fruit, and milk. Student may decline milk. Each lunch must contain one fruit or one vegetable
- Reduced price meals are no charge for SY21/22 for breakfast and no charge for SY 21/22 for lunch.
- A substitute beverage will not be given in place of milk if the student chooses to decline milk.
- Adult breakfast $2.50 and adult lunch $3.75
- Milk only or additional milk 40 cents
- Bottled water 75 cents
School lunches provided through the National School Lunch Program can be a critical part of maintaining a healthy childhood weight. By providing more fruits and vegetables and less fat than the average bag lunch brought from home,school lunches are the ultimate source of energy to help you be instrumental in your child’s future.
In the operation of the child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. If you believe you have been discriminated against write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington DC, 20250.