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Nutrition Services

Schools Meals in Online Continuous Learning Environment

Free meals are available at several locations during West Des Moines Community Schools’ transition to online continuous learning, Nov. 16-Dec. 2. There will be three curbside pick-up locations and bus stop pick-up locations.

Meals will be given out three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (closed the Nov. 25 and 27 for Thanksgiving break). Two days of meals will be handed out each day, so families are invited to come all three days each week. A warm entrée will be provided each time to eat right away, along with heat-and-serve items, fruits, vegetables, and milk.

All children 1-18 years of age may participate. If your student attends WDMCS, please bring their student ID number with you. This will help the cashier get everyone through the line faster. Parent/guardians may pick up meals on behalf of the child. Please call 515-633-5085 or email kriegelw@wdmcs.org with any questions.

Curbside Pick-Up

Masks are required. Please remain in your vehicle when picking up meals.

  • Valley High School (39th St. parking lot): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
  • Stilwell Junior High (Vine St.): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Indian Hills (West lot): 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bus Stop Pick-Up

Please be on time. The bus will only be at each stop for a few minutes.

Masks are required. Please maintain 6 feet social distance from others.

  • 57th St. and Vista Drive (Sun Prairie Apartments), 11:26 a.m.
  • 11th St. and Woodland Ave., 11:35 a.m.
  • Hamlet Apartments , 11:35 a.m.
  • 52nd and E.P. True Parkway (Westwood Apartments), 11:35 a.m.
  • 41st St. and Westwood (Chapel Ridge Apartments), 11:46 a.m.
  • 210 S. Prairie View Drive (Signature Place Apartments), 11:46 a.m.
  • Crestview School of Inquiry, 11:48 a.m.
  • Hillside Elementary, 11:50 a.m.
  • 19th St. and Bennett Drive, 11:55 a.m.
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Map of meal pick-up locations during online learning.



Breakfast & Lunch in Hybrid Option 2 Learning Environment

Meals for On-Site Learners


  • Teachers will collect orders from students in the morning on a paper roster.
  • Students will be able to choose between a hot lunch option (changes daily), a turkey sub sandwich, and yogurt with granola and string cheese.
  • Students can also choose a type of milk.
  • The paper roster will be returned to Nutrition Services in the morning.
  • Nutrition Services will deliver meals to classrooms before their lunch times.
  • All ordered meals will include a fruit, vegetable, and choice of milk. Additional cold veggies will be delivered separately to classrooms for students to choose from.
  • Nutrition Services will also use the paper rosters to assess meals fees. Any changes to orders will be communicated by teachers to Nutrition Services so families are not charged for a meal their student did not eat.


  • Students will NOT preorder lunch using a Google form.
  • Instead, students will choose lunch items as they go through the serving lines.
  • Students will indicate which items they would like to a Nutrition Services worker who will collect the items in a bag or box for that student.
  • Students will check out by showing or telling a Nutrition Services worker at the cash register their student ID number.
  • Where students are served will vary by school:
  • Indian Hills students will be served in the cafeteria with staggered times to keep lines limited.
  • Stilwell will serve students at the same lunch stations as today, but all options will be available at all stations. Lunch times and stations will be based on Tiger Time.
  • Southwoods students will enter the cafeteria and sit socially distanced. Then, Southwoods staff will dismiss them a row at a time to be served at stations.
  • Valley students will enter the cafeteria and sit socially distanced. Then, Valley staff will dismiss them in small groups to be served in the cafeteria serving area. Valley will NOT use the lunch stations used today.
  • Walnut Creek Campus students will enter the cafeteria, be served in line, and sit socially distanced.

Meal Pick-Up for Online Learners

Online learners will have the opportunity to order meals for pick-up at their choice of four locations.
  • Meal boxes will include five breakfasts and five lunches.
  • Weekly cost: $25 ($3.50 reduced price or free for qualified families)
  • Pick-Up Locations – Each family will pick-up from one location of their choice.
    • Valley High School
      • Pick-Up Times: Monday, 8:30-9 a.m. OR Friday, 2-2:30 p.m.
    • Valley Southwoods Freshman High School
      • Pick-Up Times: Monday, 7-7:30 a.m. OR Friday, 2-2:30 p.m.
    • Stilwell Junior High
      • Pick-Up Times: Monday, 8-8:30 a.m. OR Friday, 12:30-1 p.m.
    • Indian Hills Junior High
      • Pick-Up Times: Monday, 8-8:30 a.m. OR Friday, 12:30-1 p.m.

To request a sign-up form, please contact:

Nutrition Resources for Online Learners

The West Des Moines Community Schools’ Nutrition Services Department makes sure our students get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow during the school day. WDMCS Nutrition participates in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Child Nutrition Programs. Our meals and snacks must meet the standards set forth by the USDA.

Student Wellness Policy

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