Food & Nutrition Services (Champ's Café)
Champ's Café is a positive, welcoming place where Charlotte County Public Schools students and staff refuel for their day of teaching and learning. The 20 Champ's Café school restaurants are part of an innovative concept combining fun and healthy food choices with great 5-Star Quality customer service.
Free Meal Benefits to ALL Students!
Every student is eligible for breakfast and lunch each day at all district schools for FREE! for the 2021-2022 school year. Champ’s Café is offering free meals to All Students through June, 2022 through the USDA's SSO, Seamless Summer Option.
Only student families at Charlotte High and Lemon Bay High are encouraged to complete meal benefits applications for the 2021-2022 school year so that the CHS or LBH student may qualify for a discount on internet service, sports or band activities, SAT and ACT tests, etc.
Port Charlotte High and The Academy students already qualify for these discounts through the CEP Community Eligibility Provision. CHS and LBH parents and guardians can apply online at champs.yourcharlotteschools.net or download the application form, call to request one be mailed to your home (941-575-5400 extension 1406) or complete the application sent home on the first day of school. If you choose a method other than the online application, please be sure to complete all required areas of the form, sign it and return it to your child's school promptly.
How to be Hired
Champ's Café is always looking for substitutes! Moms and Dads love our schedule, which allows them to get the kids off to school in the morning and greet them after school is dismissed in the afternoon.
Please Call 941-575-5400 ext. 1418 with any questions
Partners and Supporters
Serving nutritious meals is a team effort! This team includes: Paraprofessionals, Custodians, Maintenance, Sites and Grounds, Purchasing, Print Shop, Special Projects Center, Information & Communication Systems, Finance, Payroll, Human Resources, School Staff, Teachers, School Leaders, School Board and Community Members, Legislators, Parents and Guardians.
Updated Wellness Policy
Due to rising rates of obesity in the United States, the federal government mandated that every school district develop and implement its own wellness policy. We surveyed parents, staff, community members, and students and have implemented a new wellness policy. Please take a moment to view our wellness policy information and find some other health-promoting materials.
Champ's Café is a state and federally funded program regulated by U.S. Department of Agriculture. Champ's Café follows the policies of Florida Dept. of Education and the Charlotte County Public Schools. The Director of Champ's Café, Terri Whitacre, can be contacted at 941-575-5400 ext. 1405.
Feel free to use any of the contact information below to reach a staff member of Champ's Cafe:
Phone: 941-575-5400 Option 2
USDA's Non-Discrimination 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 Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-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 by:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
This institution is an equal-opportunity provider.