GCCS Food and Nutrition Services

The Guadalupe Centers’ Charter Schools are accepting proposals for primary food vendors for the 23/24 & 24/25 school years. Any questions or requests for a walk-through of facilities with school officials must be received prior to July 23, 2023 at 3:00 pm. All sealed bids are due by July 28th, 2023 at 10:00 am.

To view and/or download a copy of the RFP CLICK HERE. Any request for an emailed or mailed copy should be sent to Sonia Lopez Tinoco at slopez@guadalupecenters.org.

The Guadalupe Centers’ Charter Schools reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Welcome to the Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools (GCCS) Food and Nutrition Services. Our department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to providing students with nutritious meals at an affordable cost. We support learning by promoting healthy habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.

GCCS offers breakfast and lunch at all locations. Skipping breakfast is anything but productive. Research shows that students who eat breakfast daily perform better academically, have increased attendance, and make fewer trips to the school nurse’s office. It’s important to remember, though, that not just any foods will do. Our breakfast is comprised of healthy, nutrient-dense foods that jump-start kids’ energy and help them feel fuller for longer. Similarly, our school lunches contain more fruits, vegetables, whole grain, protein, and dairy products that a typical lunch brought from home. It is no secret that students who eat lunch at school consume fewer calories from fat and substantially fewer calories from added sugars. Snacks are also offered free of charge to all during after school programs. All meals, foods, and beverages sold or served at schools meet or exceed state and federal requirements.

Free or reduced-price meal applications

Free/reduced-price meal applications are part of the registration process in the fall. If you do not complete an application at that time or if you experience an income or household size change, an application is available at infinitecampus.com. Be sure to complete an application to see if you can take advantage of this opportunity. Click Here to view the USDA edibility guidelines.

Meal modification application

If your child has allergies and requires a special diet or needs modified meals due to a medical condition, please complete the meal modification application for students requiring special meals. This form is required before we can provide your student with anything other than the standard meal and also before we can omit/eliminate items from their meal. Please note that only a licensed physician or physician’s representative may sign the medical statement.

Our Food and Nutritional Services Department is continuing to improve. We are renewing our commitment to each child’s academic success by ensuring that all students have access to palatable nourishment they need for high performance in the classroom and beyond. Our team has established short and long term goals to improve your meal experience. If you have any questions or would like additional information you can contact us at gesfns@guadalupecenters.org

Non-Discrimination 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For questions email us at gesfns@guadalupecenters.org