Summer Food Service

  • 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.  This 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

  • 2021 WDMCS Summer Food Service Program


    Dates: June 7-Aug. 13

    For summer 2021, WDMCS will offer meals two ways. Families can pick up three-day meal kits twice a week or pick up single ready-to-eat meals each day. Meals are free to anyone 18 and younger, no registration required. 

    Meal Kit Sites

    Pick up meal kits with three breakfasts and three lunches at: 

    • Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    • Crestview School of Inquiry, 8355 Franklin Ave., Clive
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-11:30 a.m.
    • Stilwell Junior High School, 1601 Vine St., West Des Moines
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon
    • Hillside Elementary School, 713 Eighth St., West Des Moines
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
    • Chapel Ridge Apartment Complex, 210 41st St., West Des Moines
      • Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45-11 a.m.

    Ready-to-Eat Sites

    Pick up a ready-to-eat lunch and breakfast for the next day at: 

    • Legion Park, 301 Vine St., West Des Moines
      • Monday-Friday, 12:30-1 p.m. (closed Monday, July 5)
    • Walnut Creek YMCA, 948 73rd St., West Des Moines
      • Monday-Thursday, noon to 1 p.m. (closed Monday, July 5)
  • Contact Us

    Willow Kriegel
    Nutrition Services Director

    Lynnae Gilmore
    Financial Secretary

    Brianna Shanks
    Nutrition Services Assistant Director 

    Kitchen Managers

    Nicole Miller
    Clive Learning Academy, Crestview School of Inquiry, Indian Hills Junior High

    Jaclyn Burns
    Jordan Creek Elementary, Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, Westridge Elementary

    Mandy McDaniel
    Fairmeadows Elementary, Hillside Elementary, Stilwell Junior High, Walnut Creek Campus

    Lisa Wright
    Crossroads Park Elementary, Valley High School, Western Hills Elementary


Last Modified on March 16, 2022