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WDMCS Announces Summer Food Program Sites, Meal Times (5/24/22)

May 24, 2022 | The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will again offer free summertime breakfast and lunch to children at several locations throughout the WDMCS community.

Beginning June 6 and concluding Aug. 12, ready-to-eat meals will be available each day at the below sites in West Des Moines and Clive.  

At open sites, meals are free to anyone 18 and younger, and no registration is required. Adult meals will be available for purchase for $4, cash only, and change may not be available. Meals must be eaten on-site and cannot be taken to-go. 

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.

In observance of Independence Day, all sites will be closed Monday, July 4.

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. 

The USDA National Hunger Hotline is a helpful resource for people seeking food assistance. The hotline can be reached Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET. at 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479) or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (1-877-842-6273) (for Spanish).  For more information, visit  https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program

Open sites

Join us for breakfast or lunch at: 

  • Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
    • Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 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 
    • Breakfast: 8-9 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Harbach Center, 8505 Harbach Blvd., Clive
    • Breakfast: 7:45-8:15 a.m.
    • 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.

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.

 

Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. 

(To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed on the next page. Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) benefits or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals. 

Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for School Year 2021-2022

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complaint, 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:

  • Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410
  •  Fax: 202-690-7442
  •  Email: program.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/.”