Welcome to GASD's Food Services Department
The Food Services Department at GASD is committed to child nutrition by offering a balanced and creative menu program in a clean and welcoming environment. We are focused on procuring quality ingredients that are cost-efficient and adhere to the standards of the PA School Nutrition Program and USDA. We use the following principles and values to demonstrate our commitment to our mission:The Gettysburg Area School District participates in the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. All school meals must meet Federal meal requirements and the latest Dietary Guidelines. The Healthy Hunger Free Act of 2010 updated breakfast and lunch meal patterns to include more whole grains, more fruits and vegetables, and less sodium. All students are required to take a fruit or vegetable with their meal. Breakfast and lunch are served in all buildings every day and are open to all students. Children who want to eat breakfast should go directly to the cafeteria when they arrive at school in the morning.
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: email@example.com.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.