Food & Nutrition Services

Welcome to Gilpin County Schools Food Services Department!  We know that good nutrition is essential to the well-being of our students and their ability to succeed in the classroom.  Our Food Services Staff take pride in the fact that over the last several years we have provided freshly prepared, nutritious meals that meet USDA requirements.  All staff members receive annual training in Food Safety to ensure safe food is served to our students.

The Gilpin County School Board promotes healthy schools by supporting student wellness, including good nutrition and regular physical activity as part of the total learning environment.  Schools contribute to the basic health status of students by facilitating learning through the support and promotion of good nutrition and physical activity.  Improved health optimizes student performance potential and educational success, as children who eat well-balanced meals and are physically active are more likely to be engaged and learn in the classroom and less likely to be absent.
The district has adopted the following goals toward meeting the daily health and nutritional needs of our students:
  • The district will provide a comprehensive learning environment to promote the development and proactive of lifelong wellness behaviors;
  • The district will implement and promote nutrition education and proper dietary habits contribution to students' health status and academic performance;
  • The district will promote healthy nutrition choices to create and encourage a healthy learning environment; and
  • The district will provide daily opportunities for students to engage in physical activity.

The district maintains a district-wide School Wellness Policy Committee, comprised of administrators, parents, community members, nutrition/health professionals, plus students and teachers when possible.  The purpose of the committee shall be to evaluate progress toward policy goals, recommend revisions to policy, and serve as a resource to the district, including reporting back to the community on the district website.

The Wellness Policy Committee is a sub-committee of the District Accountability Committee (DAC).  The DAC meetings are open to the public.  Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month September through May (no meeting in December).  If you are interested in getting involved with the Wellness Policy Committee, please contact Jane Yerkman, Director-Food Services, at 720-562-3113 (direct),, or at Gilpin County Schools, 10595 Highway 119, Black Hawk, CO 80422. To view The Wellness Policy click the link.

Free or Reduced Cost Meals
Gilpin County Schools provide Free or Reduced cost meals to qualifying families.  Please download an application from the bottom of this page, fill-it-out at home, and bring it to the school.  You may leave it with either Joni Schmidt, elementary secretary, or Gretchen Sechler, secondary secretary.  You may also drop it off at the cafeteria at any time, attn: Jane Yerkman.  If you're at the school, you may pick-up a Free and Reduced cost meal application from Joni, Gretchen, and/or Jane.  If you have any questions on the application, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Yerkman, Director-Food Services, at 720-562-3113 (direct),, or at Gilpin County Schools, 10595 Highway 119, Black Hawk, CO 80422.  Applications are mailed via USPS each July, prior to the new school year, to all returning students.  New students receive the applications in their registration packets when they enroll.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the school year.

USDA Approves GCSD For Free Meals Through December 31, 2020.

Meal Costs
Costs for meals during the 2019-2020 school year are as follow: Elementary/MS-HS Breakfast - $1.50
Elementary Lunch - $2.80; MS-HS Lunch - $3.00, carton of milk - $0.50. 

Meal Payment
Parents/Guardians can pay for their student(s) meals through the Titan parent portal.  This is a direct deposit process into their student(s) individual cafeteria account(s). You may also monitor your student account through the Titan portal.  Additionally, parents may apply funds to their students' accounts with either a check, made out to Gilpin County Schools, or with cash.  These forms of payment may be turned into their classroom teacher, or handed to a staff member at the point-of-sale in the cafeteria.

Titan Welcome Letter
Titan Parent Portal
Titan FAQS

Summer Food Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations to provide free meals to children when school is out  for the summer.  For more information about the National Summer Food Service Program, visit

Food Assistance
Contact Gilpin County Human Services for household food assistance, 303-582-5444, ext. 1129

Important Information Regarding Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT)

Cafeteria Menus

Nutrition Information
Elementary Nutrition Information PDF
Middle School Nutrition Information PDF
High School Nutrition Information PDF

Free & Reduced Meal Application 
Free & Reduced Application Information Letter
Free & Reduced Application Instructions
2019-2020 Free & Reduced Application

Food Service Audit 2018
To view the CDE Audit Report click the link.


Food Service Director
Jane Yerkman
303-582-3444 ext. 4153

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, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, 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, ect.), 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 or 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.

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