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. 


    Visit the Champ's Café Website!

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 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.

Free Breakfast & Free Lunch

  • How to be Hired

    Champs Cafe staff group picture. 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.

    How to be Hired

    Click Here to Apply for a Job

    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.

  • Contact Information

    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

Non-Discrimination Statement

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

    To File a Program Complaint:

    If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF),
    found online at,
    or at any USDA office,
    or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.

    You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture,
    Director, Office of Adjudication,
    1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410,
    by fax (202) 690-7442
    or email at