The Gallipolis City School District's Food Services Department currently operates five full-service Cafeterias.
- Free breakfast for all students
- Lunch is served daily at all buildings: $2.85 paid / $0.40 reduced
- Free after-school snack is served at three buildings
The meals served in all five Cafeterias meet the dietary guidelines that are required under the National School Lunch Program. School lunches provide one-third of the recommended dietary allowances of daily nutritional requirements appropriate for each grade level (i.e.: protein, iron, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and calories). Students must select three of the five components for lunch which must include a fruit or vegetable. During breakfast, students must select three items, and one must be a fruit or juice. Menus are sent home with each student and can also be viewed on each building's webpage.
The Food Services Fund differs from other District budgets in that it is an Enterprise Fund, which is managed like a private business. Revenues need to meet or exceed expenditures. Since Food Services is self-supporting, it depends on prompt payment in order to maintain the services provided to students. Food Services does not receive any money from the District's General Fund, levies, or property taxes. Food Services is funded only through federal reimbursement and student payments. We recommend prepayment for student meals by sending cash or check to the respective Cafeteria or by paying online using E~Funds (found on the District's homepage).
The Food Services Department currently has five Head Cooks and eight Cooks. The staff are highly qualified and complete several hours of training each year.
The goals for the Food Services Department that we hope to accomplish this year are:
- Treat all students with dignity and respect
- Promote a positive experience for each student
- Rollout new menu items
I would like to thank the parents and students for participating in the District's lunch/breakfast program. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Food Services Supervisor
(740) 446-3214, ext. 7