“At the elementary campus, the third through fifth grade classes help with the dishes and prepping ingredients. This involves them at an early level. And at the middle campus, I’ve taught an Academic Growth Period program on food and culture. The students in the program are responsible for helping to make food that serves our campuses.”

Chef David Bradley

Monthly Meal Menus

ANCS provides breakfast and lunch each day in accordance with state and federal school nutrition guidelines. Almost all of the food served at ANCS is made from scratch on campus, and frequently with local ingredients, including produce from our garden at the middle campus.

Please pre-pay for meals each month via cash, check, or online at My Payments Plus. Additional instructions for creating a profile on My Payments Plus may be found here. Student balances may be checked at any time on My Payments Plus regardless of method of payment.

Per ANCS policy, a student whose meal payment balance is -$25.00 or greater will not be served school meals or drinks until the balance is paid below $25.00. Pre-payment for all meals will help to avoid this situation for your student!

 

Pricing for food and drink at ANCS is as follows: $3.50 for student lunch ($0.40 for eligible reduced price students), $2.50 for student breakfast ($0.30 for eligible reduced price students), $0.50 for milk or juice, and $5.00 for adults. Students eligible for free meals are entitled to one breakfast and one lunch daily.

In accordance with federal law and the USDA this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex or disability.

If you have any questions about the meal program, please contact David Bradley, Chef/Nutrition Director.

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“Picky eaters are always an issue both at school and at home. Our hope is that repetition will help. A skeptical child might not try something the first time around, but if they see other students enjoying it, maybe next time they will try it.”

Free & Reduced Price Meal Program

ANCS participates in the federal free and reduced price meal program. Students from households with incomes at or below certain eligibility levels can qualify for free or reduced-price meals. As well, students who are members of households receiving food stamps or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits are eligible for free meals.

Free and reduced-price applications are given out at orientation, and ANCS asks that all families complete them, regardless of income level, as the schools may receive additional funding as a result. 

Application information is confidential and will be used to determine eligibility. Applications are available from Kelly Dennis (elementary campus) and Maria Larson (middle campus) and may be submitted any time during the school year.

Per ANCS policy, a student whose meal payment balance is -$25.00 or greater will not be served schools meals or drinks until the balance is paid below $25.00. Pre-payment for all meals will help to avoid this situation for your student!

Wellness Policy

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School (ANCS) desires to provide children the needed access to healthful foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive. ANCS believes that good health fosters student attendance, a student’s ability to learn effectively and to achieve high standards in school. ANCS is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

Download the ANCS Wellness Policy