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 28 meal sites throughout the community planned for the summer of 2018.

These sites will serve lunch Monday through Friday, June 4-29 and July 9-27 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.* Please note all sites will be closed July 2-6.

Summer Lunch Locations:
Callanan Middle School, 3010 Center 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
Garton Elementary School, 2820 E. 24th
Goodrell Middle School, 3300 E. 29th St.
Hiatt Middle School, 1214 E. 15th St.
Hillis Elementary School, 2401 56th St.
King Elementary, 1849 Forest Ave.
Meredith Middle School, 4827 Madison Ave.
Monroe Elementary School, 2250 30th
Moore Elementary School, 3716 50th St.
Morris Elementary School, 1401 Geil
Moulton Elementary School, 1541 8th St.
Oakridge Neighborhood Center, 926 Oakridge Dr.
Oak Park Elementary, 3928 6th Ave.
Pioneer-Columbus Park, S.E. 5th & Hartford
Rails Academy, 1000 Porter
River Woods Elementary, 2929 SE 22nd St.
Samuelson Elementary School, 3929 Bel Aire
South Suburban YMCA, 401 E. Army Post Rd.
South Union Elementary, 4201 South Union St.
Stowe Elementary School, 1411 E. 33rd St.
Union Park, East 9th and Jefferson Ave.
Weeks Middle School, 901 SE Park Ave.
Windsor Elementary School, 5912 University Ave.

*Students enrolled in summer school programs at Des Moines Public Schools will receive a daily no cost breakfast. A no cost lunch at the above locations will be available for both summer school programs and for children 18 years old and younger in the community.

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 Des Moines Public Schools, 2323 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50312, or by phone at 515-242-7662.