Food & Nutrition Services

Nutrition Services supports student achievement by offering healthy, great-tasting meals and promoting overall wellness.  We take pride in the fact that everyday we provide freshly prepared, nutritious meals.  It's at the core of everything we do!

How do I apply for the Meal Benefits Program for my children?

We encourage everyone to complete a meal benefit application.  To receive meal benefits you must and submit a Meal Benefits Program application either online through the Titan Family Portal (very user friendly and easy!) or a paper application located at the bottom of this page.  We cannot approve an application that is not complete, so please be sure to fill out ALL the required information. 

Titan Welcome Letter
Titan Family Portal Access
Titan FAQs

Meal Costs

Costs for meals during the 2021 - 2022 school year are as follow: Elementary/MS-HS Breakfast - $1.60
Elementary Lunch - $2.90; MS-HS Lunch - $3.10, carton of milk - $0.50. 

It is easy to set-up your student's accounts on the Titan Family Portal.  Parents can pay for their student(s) meals, transfer funds between siblings, and monitor what your child is purchasing.

Account balances carry forward each school year.  Money left on a student's account the last day of the school year will be available for his/her use from the first day of the next school year.


Free Meals for all Students during the 2021-2021 School Year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved our 21-22 school year application to provide free meals to all students throughout the school year.  This includes breakfast and lunch.  Please email Jane Yearkman at jyerkman@gilpin.k12.co.us if you are interested in your student receiving meals at school. Please be sure to include if they would like breakfast, lunch or both and include which classroom they are in (elementary) or grade level (MS/HS).  MS/HS students you may sign-up for your own lunches by emailing Jane Yerkman at jyerkman@gilpin.k12.co.us.  Please contact the Food Service Department at 720.562.3113 with any questions. 

GCSD Food and Nutrition Services Parent Letter

Student Wellness

The district maintains a district-wide School Wellness Policy Committee, composed of administrators, parents, community members, nutrition/health professionals, students, and teachers.  The purpose of the committee is to evaluate progress toward policy goals, recommend revisions to the policy, and serve as a resource to the district.  View the Wellness Policy here.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Wellness Committee, please contact Jane Yerkman, Director of Food Services, at 303-582-3444 ext 5030, jyerkman@gilpin.k12.co.us, or at 10595 Hwy 119, Black Hawk, CO 80422.


Summer Food Program

The USDA 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 www.kidsfoodfinder.org.

Food Assistant

Contact Gilpin County Human Services Department for household food assistance, 303.582.5444 ext. 1129.

  
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
2021-2022 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.5030
jyerkman@gilpin.k12.co.us

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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