During the COVID-19 building closures Des Moines Public Schools provided a million meals to hungry children since school buildings close in mid-March. The district will continue to serve high-quality, nutritious meals throughout the summer to children ages 1 – 18.  The meal sites are open weekdays from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.


  • Capitol View Elementary, 320 East 16th St.
  • King Elementary, 1849 Forest Ave.
  • Lovejoy Elementary, 801 E. Kenyon Ave.
  • McKinley Elementary, 1610 SE 6th St.
  • Monroe Elementary, 3015 Francis Ave.
  • Moulton Elementary, 1541 8th St.
  • Samuelson Elementary, 3929 Bel Aire Rd.
  • River Woods Elementary, 2929 SE 22nd St.


  • Brody Middle School, 2501 Park Ave.
  • Callanan Middle School, 3010 Center St.
  • Goodrell Middle School, 3300 E. 29th St.
  • Harding Middle School, 203 East Euclid Ave.
  • Hiatt Middle School, 1430 East University Ave.
  • Hoyt Middle School, 2700 East 42nd St.
  • McCombs Middle School, 201 County Line Road
  • Meredith Middle School, 4827 Madison Ave.
  • Merrill Middle School, 5301 Grand Ave.
  • Weeks Middle School, 901 East Park Ave.


  • Deer Ridge Apartments, 6000 Creston Ave.
  • The Meadows, 2525 County Line Rd.
  • Watchman Center, 2723 Euclid Ave.
  • Homes of Oakridge, 1401 Center St.

Blue = Elementary School / Yellow = Middle School / Red = Auxiliary Site

If you would like to donate to the effort to feed students through the weekend, please find an online donation form, here.

Checks may also be sent to:
DMPS Food and Nutrition
c/o Jessica Buchheit
2100 Fleur Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50321

Funding for breakfast and lunch 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 http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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 program.intake@usda.gov.  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: mary.grinstead@dmschools.org.