Hot Lunch Program
All orders are placed online! It’s a quick and convenient process.
Please note: Information is not carried over from year to year! Parents must register each school year.
**** IMPORTANT REMINDER****
If a student is away, the hot lunch committee does their best to have their order delivered to the office for them to pick up the next day. However, they cannot guarantee this as mishaps do happen.
Once a deadline for ordering has passed, no orders will be accepted. Please do not call the restaurant to have your child’s order added to the school order. These orders will not be accepted. This causes a lot of complications for our volunteers who work hard at ensuring each student gets their lunch each week.
- Changes can be made to any order up until the deadline. If any order is cancelled prior to the deadline, a credit will remain on your hot lunch account and will be applied towards your next order until the end of the current school year. Unfortunately, no refunds will be issued.
We thank you for your understanding as we strive to help keep this volunteer based program running smoothly each week. As always, we are grateful for the continued support from the Gateway Community.
Instruction on how to place your child's order.
Parents must register at the beginning of each school year. Go to gateway.hotlunches.net click on "Click Here to Register"
Enter Access Code GCSRD
Complete the rest of the registration form. (Including your email address will ensure you receive reminder emails about hot lunch order deadlines, and your child's hot lunch order for the upcoming week)
Click the "Register Now" button at the bottom
Follow the instructions to add each child in your family who attends Gateway Christian School
Once your child(ren) are registered, click on "Orders"
Proceed to order hot lunch for your child(ren)
If you require any help with ordering online, please access the “help” button on the top right hand corner of the website.
The hot lunch online order system requires a small amount of setup time at the beginning as you must register each child prior to ordering hot lunch. Once the initial setup process is complete, your hot lunch orders for the remainder of the year should be quick and simple. If you need help with placing your order, questions about the menu or dates; please use the “help” button on the website.
PayPal: We only accept hot lunch order payments through PayPal (www.paypal.com). No cheque or cash payments will be accepted at any time. Please set up a PayPal account using your credit/debit card or bank account. Recipients are then notified via an email from PayPal that they have received a payment from you. PayPal is free for you to sign up; however, the school/Hot Lunch Program is considered to be operating as a “business” in PayPal’s eyes so we will encounter fees with each transaction. To offset the costs of this, each order will be charged a 3% transaction fee. This is a very minimal fee, but allows us to be able to focus on taking the profit received from all orders and applying it towards the “Active Living” initiative that our school is working towards. Example: A $5 order would have an additional transaction fee of $0.15
Please Note: Should you experience any issues with your PayPal account, you must contact PayPal directly to solve the issue.
Important note for high school students: As a K-12 school, our volunteers work hard to accommodate 3 different lunch times. Unfortunately, the new high school lunch time begins before our order delivery time. In order to keep the meals within a food safe time frame, we are unable to have the orders delivered any sooner. We understand this causes difficulty for the grade 9-12 students who are between schools. If you choose to order hot lunch, we will continue to do our best to have food ready for pick up by 11:50am. We will not be able to provide the meals any sooner than this. We thank you for your understanding.
Are you interested in volunteering with the hot lunch program? Hot lunch is a volunteer-based program that only works with the support of our Gateway community as a whole. You will see a volunteer option at the bottom of most menus. If you are interested in volunteering please check the box and make sure you have your volunteer paperwork completed at the office prior to your sign-up date. We’d love to see some new faces join our team each week :)
We THANK parents/guardians for their continued support each year as the program continues to grow and we strive to give back to our staff and students in a meaningful way! - Your Hot Lunch Committee