Summer Food Service

What is the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)?

Three elementary students smile for the camera while picking up their lunch trays.The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations when they do not have access to school lunch or breakfast. Millions of children depend on School Nutrition Programs for breakfast and lunch nine months out of the year; the summer program is designed to help children receive the same nutritious meals during the summer months.

Good nutrition is essential for effective learning every day, all year long. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does the need for good nutrition. Children who aren’t hungry learn better, act better, and feel better. The Summer Food Service Program helps children get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners with local organizations like West Des Moines Community Schools to provide free meals to children when school is out for the summer. For more information about the national Summer Food Service Program, visit www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/summer.

Summer 2016

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Nutrition Services Department is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human Services and Walnut Creek YMCA to offer a Summer Food Service Program from June 6 to Aug. 11, 2017. Meals will be provided to all children 18 or younger without charge; adults may pay $2 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. The meals will be provided Monday through Friday, on a first come, first served basis. All sites will be closed on July 4.

Two types of Summer Food Service Program sites are available: open and enrolled. Open sites are available to all children and families. Enrolled sites are available only to children who are enrolled in certain site-specific programs and meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

Text “Food” or “Comida” to 877-877 to get a list of summer meal sites sent to your phone or see the list of sites below.

Seven open sites will provide meals at the following times:

Open Sites

School meal and time meal location
Crestview School of Inquiry. 8355 Franklin Ave., Clive
Closed July 3-4
Breakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m.; Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals served in the school cafeteria.
Hillside Elementary, 713 Eighth St., West Des Moines
Closed July 3-4
Breakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m.; Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals served in the school cafeteria.
Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills Drive, Clive
Closed Fridays, closed July 17-Aug. 11
Breakfast: 8:45-9:15 a.m.; Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals served in the school cafeteria.
Legion Park, corner of 4th Street and Vine Street, West Des Moines
Closed July 4
Lunch: 12:15-1 p.m. Meals served under the park shelter.
Stilwell Junior High, 1601 Vine St., West Des Moines
Closed July 3 and 4
Breakfast: 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Lunch: 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals served in the school cafeteria.
Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
Closed July 3-4
Breakfast: 8:30-11:30 a.m.; Lunch: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals served in the school cafeteria.
Walnut Creek YMCA, 948 73rd Street, Windsor Heights
Closed July 4
Breakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m.; Lunch:  11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.  Meals will be served in the Social Center.

Four enrolled sites will provide meals at the following times:

Enrolled Sites

school meal and time meal location
Champs/Mini Champs Program, Westridge Elementary, 5500 EP True Parkway, West Des Moines (June 12-30, July 10-21) Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.; Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria.
Chapel Ridge West Residents, Office at Chapel Ridge West, 210 S. 41st St., West Des Moines (June 5-Aug. 18, closed July 4) Lunch: 11-11:15 a.m. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria.
Kids West, Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines (June 6- Aug. 11, closed July 3-4) Breakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m.; Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria.
Kids West, Jordan Creek Elementary, 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines (June 6-Aug. 11, closed July 3-4) Breakfast: 7:45-8:45 a.m.; Lunch: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Meals will be served in the school cafeteria.

At both open and enrolled sites, 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 disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call 866-632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

  1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or
  3. email: intake@usda.gov.

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: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”

 

Contact Us

Cheryl McLellan
Nutrition Services Human Resources Supervisor
515-633-5091

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