Gateway Food Services

Important Information: Last Updated: 8/3/2022 5:13 PM

Gateway Food Services


FANTASTIC NEWS! The State of Massachussetts has extended Universal Free Meals through the 2022-2023 school year! One reimbursable breakfast & one reimbursable lunch per day, will be available to every student FREE OF CHARGE! Any extra servings or "milk only" are not reimbursable and will be charged to accounts. Also, be sure to send in a Free/Reduced Meal Application if you feel your family would qualify for P-EBT over the summer! Even though meals will be free for all, sending in meal applications may help you to qualify for other sources of financial help, such as SNAP, MassHealth, & P-EBT.  For further information see below, or contact Tasha Hartley @ 685-1005 or     

You could get more money for food with SNAP!
SNAP is here for families at any time...during the pandemic and after. It is now easier to apply. Click here to learn more!
Families May Qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. If your child qualifies for free or reduced meals, they might also be eligible for free or reduced cost health insurance through Mass Health. Call 1-800-841-2900 to learn more.
Gateway Food Services is dedicated to ensuring safe access to healthy & delicious meals for all of our students. Our team works hard every day to provide fresh and local fruits & vegetables. We have an onsite baker who provides freshly baked whole grain breads, rolls, pizza, & more. The majority of our meals are made from scratch! Children need fresh and healthy meals in order to learn and be successful in their academic life. 
Lunch and Breakfast
Click here to see this month's lunch menu.
Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year: **Please note, the State of MA has extended Universal Free Meals through SY23. These prices only apply for extra servings and will be charged to student accounts when appropriate. Thank you!**
     $1.50 for breakfast (all grades)
     $2.85 for elementary lunch
     $3.25 for grades 6-12
     $  .50 for milk purchased alone
Adult meals are $2.15 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. (All adult meal prices are shown with tax included)
  NEW!!! MySchoolBucks is now synced with PowerSchool! Families have ease of access to their student meal account, along with all other student information, through PowerSchool; now with ONE convenient log in! Make prepayments, monitor your student account, and access all other student information all in ONE secure place!
 Families can download the MySchoolBucks App onto their cell phone or mobile device! Just CLICK on the banner or links below!

How do I Enroll?

Go to or download the mobile app and register for your free account.

Add your students using their school name and birth date.Make a payment to your students’ accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

A program fee may apply. You will have the opportunity to review any fees and cancel if you choose, before you are charged.

If you have any questions, please visit and click Help or call MySchoolBucks Customer Support at: 1-855-832-5226.


Charging Privileges.

Gateway’s school nutrition staff are passionate about ensuring students have access to healthy school meals to support academic achievement.  “No one wants to see a child go hungry or feel any shame during mealtime-we dedicate our lives to providing access to healthy, balanced meals to all students.  Cafeteria staff has no desire to deny any child the opportunity to eat a meal in the GRSD Cafeteria’s. WE DO NOT AND WILL NOT TAKE A MEAL AWAY FROM A STUDENT. As participants in the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, we work diligently to enroll all eligible students in the free or reduced price meal program.  Federal funds cover the costs of enrolled students, but we need to charge non-enrolled students to help cover food and labor costs. Parents and school administrators must work together to strike a balance and develop meal charging procedures that respect students, while preventing escalating unpaid meal debts.

The following privileges/procedures will take effect SY18.

High School:  All students are presumed to be responsible enough to bring money with them daily or pre-pay their meals.

Middle SchoolMiddle School Students are also presumed to be responsible enough to bring money with them daily.  However we recognized that they may forget on occasion.  Students will be allowed to charge 1 meal to be paid the next day

 The student will take the responsibility to check his/her meal account and will not take a meal and try to charge if there is a negative balance.

Chester and Littleville Elementary:  The computerized point of sale tracks those accounts that have a negative balance.  Notices will be sent home on Fridays. If your child owes money to the cafeteria we would appreciate your prompt response.  If after ten days of charging and no payment has been made, the parent is responsible for sending their child with a meal from home.

If families need to work out a payment plan, call the Food Service Director.  You also may at any time request a free and reduced meal application if your income has changed. GRSD offers an online payment service.

The Gateway Regional Food and Nutrition Dept. is self-supporting, all monies needed to operate come from daily revenues and state and federal subsidies. Therefore charging is discouraged.


     Gateway Has an Approved Wellness Policy.

 Wellness Policy

Appendix A
Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil
rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of
race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age,
or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with
disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g.,
Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or
local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice
and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027,
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online
0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by
writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address,
telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient
detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an
alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA
1. mail:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
2. fax:
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
3. email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
All food services staff are ServSafe Certified.  Anyone who has questions about the Gateway Food Services Department should call Tasha Hartley, Food Services Director at (413) 685-1005.