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Food Service

Breakfast Notes

All lunches are carefully planned and nutritionally balanced to include an entree, two sides (a fruit & a vegetable), condiments as necessary, and student’s choice of milk daily to include Fat Free or 1% White or Fat Free Chocolate when available. Meal Prices:

  • Breakfast: $2.25
  • Lunch: $3.50
  • Milk: $0.75

We work diligently to offer a nutritious lunch at an affordable cost to our families. In order for us to keep the cost down we are updating a policy on our lunch program. If your child’s lunch account is negative more than $6.00, your child will receive a peanut butter and jelly sandwich until their lunch account is current even if they had previously ordered a hot lunch. Their milk card will be suspended at a $0.00 balance. Thank you for helping keep the school lunch program affordable.

Student Meal Payment Options: * The minimum credit card charge for in person or phone payments is $15.00. 

1. Make a payment at
2. By phone with the CCS Food Service Manager at 602-938-5411.
3. Cash, check or credit card in the front office.

Lunch Guidelines:

Payments made for school lunches must be made in blocks of ten or more: $32.50 (or $4.00 if qualified for reduced lunches). The purchased lunches stay on the student’s account until they have been eaten; they do not expire. CCS provides each student one complimentary lunch card. If a replacement card is needed during the year, the child’s lunch account will be charged $1.00. Please ensure that your child has money on account on any day that they wish to purchase a school meal. We do not notify you when your account is low. Milk is served each day with school lunches. If your student has brought a lunch from home, milk is available for purchase and the cost is $.75. Even participants in the Free-Lunch program must pay $.75 for milk when they bring a lunch from home. If your child does not have money in their account and has not brought a sack lunch, they will receive an “Emergency Meal” and their account will be charged. Emergency meals consist of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, fruit/veggies (if available) and milk. If a student is allergic to peanut butter/nuts, they will not receive an Emergency Meal. The parent will be responsible for providing the meal. Hot lunches will not be served as Emergency Meals. CCS does not automatically transfer money between siblings to cover a negative lunch balance. You can request transfers between siblings on an as needed basis by calling the office and requesting a transfer via phone. Please see the Parent & Student Handbook for more information about the meal process and payments.

Challenge Charter School participates in NSLP and USDA Child Nutrition Program. If you feel you qualify for free/reduced lunches, please request an application in front office, by phone at 602-938-5411, or by email at

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.

Food Service Links

Lunch ordering can be found at this link:

Meal Manage Information

May Lunch Menu

May Breakfast Menu