We are excited to announce that our Picnic and Play service for summer meals will continue in 2022. Free meals will be available Monday-Friday starting Monday, June 6 and running through Friday, August 5.

***These links will be updated frequently.


  • Children may now take their meal home with them and are no longer required to stay onsite to eat their meal.
  • Parents or guardians may pick up meals for children that are not present at our current established sites (Windfield West Apartments, Maple Grove Villas, and Sun Prairie Apartments).
  • Breakfast for the next morning will be packaged with the lunch meals and consist of a grain item, fruit, and milk.
  • Families will still need to park and exit their vehicles to pick up meals for their children and participate in programming.


The Picnic and Play program runs June 6-Aug. 5, 2022 (closed Monday, July 4). Sites are open Monday-Friday.

Waukee Locations 

Windfield West Apartments  —- 11:00 – 12:00
75 SE Windfield Pkwy, Waukee

West Des Moines Locations

Sun Prairie Apartments —- 11:30 – 12:30
6137 Vista Drive, West Des Moines, in the parking lot behind the building nearest 60th St. & Vista Dr. – enter at 6107 Vista Drive.

Maple Grove Villas —– 11:15 – 12:15
8602 Westown Pkwy, West Des Moines


If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the Picnic & Play Interest Form.

Picnic & Play Volunteer Interest Form