Welcome to the AVI Food Service Program
Introduction: Welcome back students and parents to another school year at GESU Catholic School! My name is Carrie Libertine and I am the new Food Service Director for the school. We have put together this information to help our new parents as well as our veterans in understanding and hopefully answering some questions about our new partnership with GESU and your food service program here.
Our goal is to provide the healthiest meal possible for all of our students while offering a variety of meal options and additional choices for purchase. I am available anytime to help any parents who may have questions about the menu so that they can decide if they would like their child to purchase a lunch from school or bring it from home. Check out the monthly lunch menu which can be found under the Quick Links tab for our menus and everything you need to know about the Food Service Department.
A Bit About A V I : Founded in 1960, AVI Foodsystems has quickly become the largest, family–owned food service company in the United States. Employing thousands of men and women, we service millions of customers from our local branch offices located strategically throughout the Midwest and Eastern United States. From the onset, AVI‘s mission has focused on people – discovering their needs and providing our clients with the highest quality, most innovative, imaginative food service programs in the industry – each program tailored to the individual needs of their clients. AVI serves some of the most prestigious institutions in America, including manufacturing facilities, retail locations, corporate office complexes, universities, schools and healthcare settings. We‘re proud to serve GESU Catholic School.
A Little about our Menus This Year: AVI and GESU are focused on cooking and serving students a variety of healthy meals that will appeal to the students. We have made several modifications to our program due to safety protocols that must be followed for the Covid-19 pandemic. As we open for the school year we plan to limit choices to two box lunches that will be served each day. Water and milk will also be available. Until further notice, a la carte items, ice cream, bagged chips, etc. will not be offered. We hope to make adjustments to this plan as things improve in our country.
Our menus are based on a variety of homemade selections for students to choose from. We try to have components that the kids won‘t be afraid to try and are familiar with. Fresh fruit and vegetables are incorporated into all our daily menus. We do not purchase or serve peanuts for the safety of our students. If you have a child with specific allergy or dietary needs, please contact me directly so I can best assist you with this.
Student Lunch Accounts & Payments: A combo meal includes a choice of entree’, a side, and milk/water for $3.75. Milk/water can be purchased separately for $.50.
Gesu offers a prepaid lunch program; Students are expected to have funds available on their lunch account prior to making a purchase. You may use the myschoolaccount.com to make lunch payments and to view your child’s lunch account transactions. Payments will post to the account within one business of the transaction being made online. Checks are accepted for lunch fees. Checks should be made payable to GESU SCHOOL. As another safety protocol, no cash will be accepted to purchase food items in the cafeteria. It is our goal to make sure that all students receive a nutritious lunch while maintaining proper financial policies and procedures.
Continuing this school year, Gesu will allow up to $10.00 in negative meal charges. At that point, parents will be notified that funds are past due, and students will be offered an alternative meal at a cost of $2.50. The student will continued to be offered the alternative option until the account is paid in full.
Feedback: We appreciate and always welcome your feedback in order to better serve your students. Twice a year we email an online survey on the Wednesday Constant Contact publication to gather valuable feedback in order to continue to improve the food service program. The survey link will also be found on this Food Service webpage. You can always contact me directly for any of your Food Service questions.
Resident Director GESU Catholic School AVI Foodsystems, Inc.
216-932-0620 ext 305.
For questions regarding financial policies, please contact:
Gesu Parish Business Office Office 216–932–0617