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Food Services

Contact Chartwells
Are your students hungry for fresh, delicious food?
Have an idea, a suggestion, a complaint, or a compliment?
E-mail us and let us know how we can help. Or call 360-221-6808 ext 5371

Our exclusive partnership with Nutrislice brings the latest technology to help make menus, nutrition and allergy information easy to access for your students and families in all of our schools. We've taken the student experience to the next level by creating a customized solution via the mobile app, dynamic websites, digital signage integrated to our proprietary menu planning software – Webtrition. Combined with a custom portfolio of more than 1,000 original photos of what's actually on the menu, recipe descriptions and latest news, our partners have given this solution rave reviews!

Free & Reduced Priced Lunches

Visit the link on this page for information and an application for free & reduced priced lunches. If you have any questions, please contact Monique Karlov at 360-221-6808 ext 2224

School Meal Pricing


Breakfast $2.25
Reduced Breakfast $0.00
Lunch $3.50
Reduced Lunch $0.40


Breakfast $2.50
Reduced Breakfast $0.00
Lunch $3.75
Reduced Lunch $0.40


Breakfast $4.00
Lunch $5.50

Food Focus

Student Success and Well Being

We share our knowledge of the life-enhancing benefits of good nutrition with students, our families and our communities.

In order to make good decisions about the foods they eat, we believe that students need two things: healthy options and the insight to choose wisely.


Chartwells is committed to the environment and sustainability initiatives that enrich our student’s lives, and our communities. We:

  • Champion local farmers and fair trade.
  • Reduce the use of antibiotics in chicken.
  • Promote farm animal welfare through the use of cage-free shell eggs as a customized solution for interested districts.
  • Use dairies for milk and yogurt that do not treat cows with growth hormone.
  • Choose vendors that have established standards regarding the humane treatment of animals.
  • Commit to healthier oceans with sustainable seafood purchasing policies.
  • Promote locally grown produce and support local farms for Chartwells partner school districts

USDA regulations and South Whidbey school district policy allow the following alternative to milk to be served:

  1. Pacific Natural Ultra Soy Milk, Vanilla, a USDA-approved soy milk, for children who are allergic to cow’s milk or when cultural, religious, or ethical reasons eliminate cow’s milk consumption.

Please NOTE: The USDA does not allow water or juice as milk substitutions. We are therefore unable to serve them in place of milk, even if a physician’s order is provided.

To make arrangements for your child to be served one of our available milk substitutions, please send a written request to your child’s school nurse. The written request should include:

  1. Your child’s name, grade, and teacher;
  2. Which product you would like your child to receive (soy milk); and
  3. A parent or guardian’s signature


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 a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, 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:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or
  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email:


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Food Service Supervisor

Rachael Mathews
360-221-6808 ext. 5371


2023 SWSD Food Service RFP Questions linked here

RFP Questions 5/30/23 - CEP

The South Whidbey School District is accepting written food service proposals from qualified food service management companies (FSMCs) to provide food services according to Local Education Agency (LEA) specifications.

Obtain detailed specifications from and file proposals with:

Dan Poolman, Assistant Superintendent

South Whidbey School District

5520 Maxwelton Road 

Langley, WA  98260


Sealed proposals must be received no later than 2:00 pm 6/18/2023. Proposals received after scheduled closing cannot be considered. Proposals will be opened immediately after this time in the location listed above.

The LEA reserves the right to accept any proposal which it deems most favorable to its interests.  It also reserves the right to waive any informalities and irregularities and reject any and/or all proposals or any portion of any proposal submitted which in their opinion is not in the best interest of the LEA.

A pre-bid conference will be held on 5/22/2023 10:00 am at the address listed above.  Each FSMC is limited to a maximum of two representatives.  Attendance at the pre-bid conference is strongly recommended if you wish to submit a proposal.  The purpose of this conference is to answer questions related to our food service program. 

No bidder may withdraw or alter his proposal after the time set for opening thereof, unless award of contract is delayed for a period of more than forty-five (45) days from the date of opening.