Free and Reduced Meals

The WDMCS provides all district students an Iowa Eligibility application at registration time. It is also provided online for your convenience. If you meet the guidelines below, please submit your confidential application to WDMCS Nutrition Services online or in print. Only one application per household is required.

Apply Online

Families can now apply for free or reduced-price meals online!

Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Apply Online

If you qualify for free and reduced-price meals, you may also be eligible to have student fees waived or partially waived. Families who qualify for a waiver should fill out the online waiver form or contact their building principal for a waiver form.

Student Fees Waiver: Apply Online

Printable Applications

Please submit your confidential printed application to:

Nutrition Services
Learning Resource Center
3550 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Parent/Guardian Letter and Instructions

Free and Reduced-Price Meals: Printable Application PDF

Comidas escolares gratuitas y de precio reducido: La letra e instrucciones de aplicación de Padres

Comidas escolares gratuitas y de precio reducido: Aplicación para imprimir

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2018-19/
Lineamientos Federales de Elegibilidad pro Ingresos para el año escolar 2018-19

Household Size/Tamaño del hogar Yearly/Anual Monthly/Mensual Twice Each Month/Dos por mes Every Two Weeks/Cada dos semanas Weekly/Semanal
1 22,459 1,872 936 864 432
2 30,451 2,538 1,269 1,172 586
3 38,443 3,204 1,602 1,479 740
4 46,435 3,870 1,945 1,786 893
5 54,427 4,536 2,268 2,094 1,047
6 62,419 5,202 2,601 2,401 1,201
7 70,411 5,868 2,934 2,709 1,355
8 78,403 6,534 3,267 3,016 1,508
Each additional person: 7,992 666 333 308 154