Meal Programs

City Charter Schools participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP), which serves meals to students every day. A copy of the policy is available at our central office (5753 Obama Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016), and may be reviewed by any interested party.

Click here to see a table of income eligibility guidelines for 2018-2019.

The household size and income criteria are used to determine a student’s eligibility for free, reduced-price or full-price meal benefits. Children from households with incomes at or below eligible levels may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Children who receive Food Stamps, California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs), TANF or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) benefits are automatically eligible for free meals, regardless of the income of the household in which they reside. Eligibility for a foster child is based on a separate application and solely on the child’s income.

For more information, read our NSLP & SBP Participation Announcement.

Free Summer Meals Available!

For those families that qualify for free or reduced price lunches (see eligibility above), free summer meals are being served across Los Angeles. Please click here for more information and to find a location near you!

School Wellness Policy:

City Charter Schools is committed to the optimal development of every student. Due to children’s need to access healthy foods and opportunities to be physically active in order to grow, learn, and thrive, we are 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.

City Charter Schools’ Wellness Policy outlines our efforts to support student wellness via nutrition promotion and education, and healthy physical activity. Click here to read our current Wellness Policy. It can also be viewed in the main office on all of our school sites.

The Wellness Policy was developed in collaboration with parents, staff, community members, meal providers, and City Charter School’s Board of Directors in accordance to the requirements outlined by the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004, and more recently by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA).

Join the School Wellness Committee!

If you are interested in being a part of the our School Wellness Committee, the group of parents, students, staff, meal providers, and other concerned community members responsible for creation and implementation of the Wellness Policy, please click here to share your interest. All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact Food Service Director at or call Food Service Director at 310-273-2489 for more details.

This committee meets a minimum of once per year, and our next meeting will be April 30, 2019 at 4pm at City Language Immersion Charter (this is the rescheduled meeting that was cancelled on February 28, 2019) click here to RSVP. There will also be an option to join the meeting remotely via phone/computer, please indicate in your RSVP and that information will be shared with you.  At this meeting we will review the Wellness Policy and evaluate City Charter Schools’ implementation of it.

Be sure to contact us for details about time and location of the meeting if you are interested in attending. Details will also be posted on this website at least 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Non-Discrimination Policy:

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:, 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:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.