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

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!

Food & Nutrition Services Staff
Free Meals for all Students during the 2021-2022 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 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 Please contact the Food Service Department at 720.562.3113 with any questions.

GCSD Food and Nutrition Services Parent Letter

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.

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,, or at 10595 Hwy 119, Black Hawk, CO 80422.

Food Assistance

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

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