District to Provide Grab and Go Meals Starting March 23

The Waukee Community Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to pick up free breakfast and lunch for children under the age of 18. This will start Monday, March 23 and go until August 7.

In an effort to ease the burden on Iowa families and get food out to the students who need it at this critical time, the Iowa Department of Education has received a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides flexibility for schools and organizations distributing meals through the Summer Food Service Program during the COVID-19 outbreak. Effective immediately, children do not have to be present when caregivers pick up meals.

Parents and caregivers will be asked to share the school name where each child attends, if they are of school age.

Waukee Community School District will have the opportunity to give out weekend meals to families who visit one of our Free Meal Grab and Go locations. These meals are being provided by Meals from the Heartland (Taco Mac). One bag will feed a family of 4 -6.

Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 


Windfield West Apartments
75 SE Windfield Pkwy, Waukee, at the basketball court

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

Waukee High School – Last day for this location is June 30.
555 SE University Avenue, Waukee, at the bus lane located at the SE corner
This location only will be open Monday- Friday 11-12:30


Lunches will be distributed between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. in the parking lot of each location. Grab and go pick up will be offered to those families on-site. All others please stay in your car and wait for the meals to be brought to your car. You will receive meals (lunch and next day’s breakfast) based on the number of children in your family ages 1-18.

This program will be solely for pick-up of meals, not to be consumed on-site. We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not gathering at the site once meals have been distributed, continuing to wash hands often, sneezing or coughing into a tissue or your elbow, and staying home if you are sick.

At this time, we are not in need of volunteers or donations, however, this could change in the future and we will let you know how you can help.