Please note that due to our U.S. Congress not extending USDA Meal Program Waivers, Gateway School District will not be able to operate a "Gran 'n' Go - Style" Summer Feeding Program this summer as it has done the past two summers due to the pandemic.
We however will be sponsoring a "Pre-pandemic" version of the Federally Funded Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which requires all children 18 years of age and younger to eat their provided "free meal" on location at the established sites beginning on Monday, June 13, 2022 at designated locations within the District.
Summer Food Service Program
Please refer to the "Summer Food Service Program" link located in the menu to the right of this message for information pertaining to the District's Meal Offering Plan as outlined within. Details will include Summer Food Service Program information pertaining to our summer menus, etc. may be found within the same link..
"Gateway Food and Nutrition Services is committed to providing its’ guests with high-quality and well-balanced nutritious meals in accordance with government regulations through exceptional customer service practices."
Gateway School District participates in both the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. In accordance with the 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA), A USDA Meal Regulations require all participating districts to serve healthier and more nourishing meals to your children and adhere to the following: .
- Must choose at least one fruit or vegetable serving with both breakfast and lunch.
- Greater selection and variety of fresh fruits and vegetables- 1 cup of each offered for lunch on a daily basis and a minimum of 2 fruit/ veggie offerings for breakfast
- The average of all grains offered must be whole grain rich meaning that it’s made up at least of 80% whole grains including pizza crusts.
- Only low fat milk and fat free flavored milk without high fructose corn syrup and added BGH may be offered.
- Continuing the gradual reduction of the sodium content in the foods being served
Statistics show that well-nourished children do better in school. Research also supports the importance of eating a healthy breakfast at school with regards to a child’s performance in the classroom as follows:
- Eating breakfast improves test scores
- Breakfast eaters make fewer mistakes
- Kids who eat breakfast have improved attention spans and show improved behavior
Breakfast eaters are also less likely to become overweight.
The Gateway Department of Food & Nutrition Services is seeking both permanent part-time and substitute employees throughout the District. This may be the perfect job for you or somebody you know. You may see the kids off to school and return home before they do while also enjoying summers, weekends, and nights off. Permanent employees also are entitled to a retirement benefit per Pennsylvania Commonwealth Law of which is currently nearly 35% of one's earnings. This translates into an additional $4.00 per hour in retirement earnings that will accrue interest over the duration of your school food service career until you are eligible for retirement benefits. Please contact Administrative Assistant, Sharon Meekins at email@example.com or (412) 373-5777 for additional information.
Forms & Flyers:
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:
- Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
- Fax: (202) 690-7442; or
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.