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 31 meal sites throughout the community that offer lunch; 26 of those sites also offer breakfast.
Funding for the program is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2016, the school district served children 47,000 breakfasts and almost 100,000 lunches during summer break.
Please pay close attention to start and end dates for each site.
Some sites may close earlier than anticipated depending on participation levels. Check with the site nearest you for details or call the Food & Nutrition Management Office at 242-7636.
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).