NOTE: The summer meals program will end on Aug. 13 so that DMPS food and nutrition staff can reset and be ready to serve meals to more than 25,000 students  in 60 schools at the start of the 2021-22 school year.  Also, a reminder that all students will receive a free breakfast and lunch at school, every school day in 2021-22.

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 summer break. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years or younger regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, or disability without charge.

Every child will be provided with a lunch and breakfast for the next day. On Fridays, children will take home meals for the weekend. Children do not need to be present to be provided meals.

Grab-n-Go Meals
June 7 – August 13, 2021 (except for July 5)
Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Brody Middle School, 2501 Park Ave.
Callanan Middle School, 3010 Center St.
Goodrell Middle School, 3300 East 29th St.
Hoyt Middle School, 2700 East 42nd St.
Lincoln High School, 2600 SW 9th St.
Moulton Elementary, 1541 8th St.
Oakridge Neighborhood, 1401 Center St.
North High School, 501 Holcomb Ave.
Woodlawn Preschool, 4000 Lower Beaver Rd.

Cooking instructions for to-go meals

The following locations will be CLOSED to the public and meals will only be available to program enrolled students June 7 – August 13, Monday – Friday.

Capitol Elementary
Carver Elementary
Cattell Elementary
Edmunds Elementary
Findley Elementary
Greenwood Elementary
Hiatt Middle School
Hubbell Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
McCombs Middle School
Meredith Middle School
Monroe Elementary
Moore Elementary
PACE Juvenile Center
Park Avenue Elementary
River Woods Elementary
River Woods Elementary
South Union Elementary
Stowe Elementary
Walnut St. Elementary

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 Susan Tallman, 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321; phone: 515-242-7911; email: