For more than 30 years, Des Moines Public Schools has operated a summer food service program, with sites providing free meals to all children 18 years of age or younger. There are a total of 21 meal sites throughout the community planned for the summer of 2019.

These sites will serve lunch Monday – Friday from June 3  through Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted. All sites will be closed July 4-5.

Summer Lunch Locations:
Brubaker Elementary, 2900 E. 42nd St.
Capitol View Elementary, 320 E. 16th St.
Cattell Elementary, 3101 E. 12th St.
Carver Elementary School, 705 E. University
Crivaro Park, S.E. 14th & Railroad
Findley Elementary School, 3025 Oxford Ave. (June 3 – July 19 only)
Harding Middle School, 203 E. Euclid Ave.
Hiatt Middle School, 1214 E. 15th St.
Hillis Elementary School, 2401 56th St.
Jackson Elementary, 3825 Indianola Ave.
King Elementary, 1849 Forest Ave. (June 10 – July 19 only)
Lincoln High School, 2600 SW 9th St. (June 10 – July 19 only)
Meredith Middle School, 4827 Madison Ave.
Monroe Elementary, 3015 Francis Ave. (June 10 – July 19 only)
Moore Elementary School, 3716 50th St.
Moulton Elementary School, 1541 8th St.
Oakridge Neighborhood Center, 926 Oakridge Dr.
Pioneer-Columbus Park, S.E. 5th & Hartford
River Woods Elementary, 2929 SE 22nd St.
Union Park, East 9th and Jefferson Ave.
Walnut Street School, 901 Walnut St.

Funding for the program is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Des Moines Public Schools. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or ability.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complain of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found at, or at any USDA office, or call 866-632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax 202-690-7442 or email at  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact the USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Des Moines Independent Community School district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), martial status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. In addition, the district prohibits acts of intolerance or any form of harassment toward employees or students. for information regarding procedures for discrimination complaints, contact Mary Grinstead, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321; phone: 515-242-7664; email: