DMPS is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals during the 2022 summer break. Free meals will be provided to all children 18 years or younger regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability.

Please note: Meals will not be available July 4-8 at the following locations: Carver Elementary, Hiatt Middle School, Moore Elementary, and Studebaker Elementary.

Due to state rules around meal distribution, we are no longer able to offer grab-and-go meals at our free meal sites. Families are welcome to stay and eat at the meal distribution location.

Meal Sites, June 6 – August 12
Monday – Friday from 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Brubaker Elementary, 2900 East 42nd St.
Cattell Elementary, 3101 East 12th St.
Crivaro Park, 1105 E Railroad Ave.
Hillis Elementary, 2401 56th St.
Jackson Elementary, 3825 Indianola Ave.
Jefferson Elementary, 2425 Watrous Ave.
River Woods Elementary, 2929 SE 22nd St.
Union Park,  725 Thompson Ave.
Walnut Street School, 901 Walnut St.
Windsor Elementary, 5912 University Ave.

Meal Sites, June 6 -July 1 (Service ended on July 1)
Monday – Friday,  10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Garton Elementary, 2820 E. 24th St.
Howe Elementary, 2900 Indianola Ave.
McKinley Elementary, 1610 SE 6th St.
Merrill Middle School, 5301 Grand Ave.
Morris Elementary School, 1401 Geil Ave.
Park Avenue Elementary, 3141 SW 9th St.
Phillips Elementary, 1701 Lay St.
Samuelson Elementary, 3929 Bel Aire Rd.
South Union Elementary, 4201 South Union St.

Meal Sites, June 13 – July 22 
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Findley Elementary, 5912 University Ave.
Monroe Elementary, 3015 Francis Ave.
Grubb YMCA

Meal Sites, June 6 – July 28
Monday – Friday, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lincoln High School, 2600 SW 9th St.

Meal Sites, June 6 – Aug. 12
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Carver Elementary, 705 East University Ave.
Hiatt Middle School, 1430 East University Ave.
McCombs Middle School, 201 County Line Rd.
Meredith Middle School, 4827 Madison Ave.
Moore Elementary, 3716 50th St.
Studebaker Elementary, 3716 50th St.

Meal Sites, June 6 – Aug 12
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Oakridge Neighborhood

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. If you have questions, concerns or a complaint related to this policy, please contact Carol Wynn-Green, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321; phone: 515-242-7709; email: