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

  • 2022 WDMCS Summer Food Service Program


    Dates: June 6-Aug. 12, Monday-Friday (All sites closed Monday, July 4.)

    For summer 2022, WDMCS will offer ready-to-eat meals each day at the sites and times listed below. Meals are free to anyone 18 and younger — no registration required. Meals must be eaten on-site and cannot be taken to-go. Adult meals may be purchased for $4 (cash only accepted, change may not be available). 

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

    Open sites

    Join us for breakfast or lunch at: 

    • Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
    • *Please use entrance on the 39th street side of the building 
      • Breakfast: 7:30-9:00 a.m.
      • Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to noon
    • Hillside Elementary, 713 8th St., West Des Moines
      • Breakfast: 7:45-9 a.m.
      • Lunch: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
    • Indian Hills Junior High, 9401 Indian Hills Dr., Clive 
      • (July 11- Aug. 3, Mondays and Wednesdays only)
      • Lunch: 12- 12:30 p.m.
    • Harbach Center, 8505 Harbach Blvd., Clive
      • Lunch: 11 a.m. to noon
    • Legion Park, 301 Vine St., West Des Moines
      • Lunch: noon to 1 p.m. 
    • Walnut Creek YMCA, 948 73rd St., West Des Moines
      • Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.  
      • Lunch: noon to 1 p.m. 
    • Chapel Ridge Apartments, 210 S. 41st St., West Des Moines
      • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.
    • Rex Mathes, 1401 Vine St, West Des Moines
      • (July 11-Aug. 2, Mondays and Tuesdays only)
      • Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.


    Enrolled sites

    • Crossroads Park Elementary, 1050 50th St., West Des Moines
      • Breakfast: 7:45-9 a.m.
      • Lunch: 10:45-11:30 a.m.
    • Jordan Creek Elementary, 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines
      • Breakfast: 8-9 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.

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  • Contact Us

    Willow Kriegel
    Nutrition Services Director

    Brianna Shanks
    Nutrition Services Assistant Director 

    Lynnae Gilmore
    Financial Secretary


    Kitchen Managers

    Stilwell, Fairmeadows, Hillside, Walnut Creek
    Valley, Crossroads, Western Hills, LRC
    Valley Southwoods, Jordan Creek, Westridge
    Indian Hills, Clive, Crestview
Last Modified on November 2, 2022