Des Moines Public Schools is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals during the 2024 summer break at 26 locations. Two additional sites are funded through an Iowa Department of Education Summer Meal Expansion Grant.

Meals will be provided for all children ages 18 and younger at no cost. DMPS has been providing free summer meals for more than 40 years.

The USDA requires that meals must be eaten at the distribution site. The meals will be provided with a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted. All sites are open from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(There will be no meals served on June 19 or July 4-5.)

Carver Elementary, 705 East University Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16
Cowles Elementary, 6401 College Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16
Edmunds Elementary, 950 15th Street: June 10 – Aug. 9
Findley Elementary, 3025 Oxford Street: June 10 – July 19
Hanawalt Elementary, 225 56th Street: June 3 – Aug. 16
Hillis Elementary, 2401 56th Street: June 10 – July 19 (M – Th ONLY)
Hubbell Elementary, 800 42nd Street: June 10 – June 27 (M – Th ONLY)
Jefferson Elementary, 2425 Watrous Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16
King Elementary, 1849 Forest Avenue: June 10 – July 19
Madison Elementary, 806 E. Hoffman Street: June 3 – June 28
Moore Elementary, 3716 50th Street: June 3 – Aug. 16
Morris Elementary, 1401 Geil Avenue: June 3-June 27 (M-Th ONLY)
Moulton Elementary, 1541 8th Street: June 19 – Aug. 16
Park Ave Elementary, 3141 SW 9th Street: June 3 – Aug. 16
River Woods Elementary, 2929 SE 22nd Street: June 3 – June 21 (M-Th ONLY)
Studebaker Elementary, 300 E. County Line Road: June 3 – Aug. 16
Walnut Street Elementary, 901 Walnut Street: June 3 – Aug. 16
Willard Elementary, 2941 Dean Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16
Windsor Elementary, 5912 University Avenue: June 3-Aug. 16

Hiatt Middle School, 1430 East University Ave: June 3 – Aug. 16
Goodrell Middle School, 3300 East 29th Street: June 11 – Aug. 1
McCombs Middle School, 201 County Line Road: June 3 – Aug. 16
Meredith Middle School, 4827 Madison Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16

Homes of Oakridge,1236 Oakridge Drive: June 12 – Aug. 11
Deer Ridge Community Apartments, 6009 Creston Avenue: June 12 – Aug. 16
South Glen Apartments, 315 E. McKinley Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16
Melbourne Apartments, 5515 SE 14th Street: June 3 – Aug. 16
Oak Ridge Terrace, 2901 Boston Avenue: June 3 – Aug. 16

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, gender, age or ability.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1. Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20250-9410; or

2. Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3. Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Non-Discrimination Statement: “It is the policy of this CNP provider not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or religion in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.6, 216.7, and 216.9. If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy by this CNP Provider, please contact the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office building, 400 E. 14th St. Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; website:

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), marital 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: