• Meal Prices

    Student: Pre-K-Fifth Grade $1.40 (Breakfast) | Lunch $2.90


    What is included in a school meal?

    A breakfast meal includes an entree made with grain and/or protein, fat-free or 1% milk, and fruit and/or juice (limit of one juice per meal).  A lunch meal includes an entree made with grain and/or protein, fat-free or 1% milk, vegetable, and fruit.  


    What is the cost for meals?

    Breakfast is $1.40 for students (all grade levels) and $2.00 for adults.  There is no charge for breakfast for students who qualify for reduced-price meals.  Lunch is $2.90 for students in grades K-5 and $3.00 for students in grades 6-12.  The price for adults is $4.00.  The lunch charge is 40 cents for students who qualify for reduced-price meals.  A la carte items are available for purchase on an individual basis. 


    Why aren’t meals free like the past two years?

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government made breakfast and lunch meals available free-of-charge for all students during the past two school years.  The free meals ended June 30, and Congress did not renew the program.  Therefore, meal prices are in effect this year.


    Meal Applications

    All students enrolled in the Gaston County Schools are given an opportunity to fill out a Free and Reduced price meal application. This application may be used to qualify families for other benefits such as P-EBT, FCC-EBB, waived fees for ACT/SAT, college applications, academic fees, and other programs.

    To apply, a parent or guardian must complete and sign a Free and Reduced Price Meal application form.  The form must be submitted each year.

    How do parents pay for their child’s meals?

    Cash, checks, and money orders are acceptable forms of payment in school cafeterias.  Parents wishing to pay by credit or debit card may click here to set up an account on the new Titan family portal.

    Students/parents who used the online portal last year will need to create an account in the new Titan system for this year.  Any balances from last school year will be rolled over to the new system.

    Titan Family Portal

    Visit Titan Family Portal to make deposits or monitor your student's meal account.

    At no cost, Titan Family Portal enables families to: 

    • Create a free, secured account to manage your student’s cafeteria account 

    • Check your student's current account balance 

    • Monitor the items your student has been purchasing in the cafeteria 

    • Create settings to receive email notifications when the account reaches a low balance

    For a small program fee of 3.5% per transaction, Titan Family Portal allows any family to:

    • Make a prepayment into your student's meal account using a check, credit card, or debit card at https://family.titank12.com 

    • Funds deposited through K12PaymentCenter are usually available for student use within 24 hours 

    • Create settings to automatically replenish your student's account when it reaches a low balance

    To create a new account, log onto https://family.titank12.com. Follow the onscreen directions and register your student using his or her Student ID number. The Student ID number can be obtained by contacting your school's Cafeteria Manager or the School Nutrition offices at (704) 836-9110.

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