Free Meals for All Students at 35 Des Moines Public Schools

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Public Schools will offer meals at no cost to all students at 35 schools and three early learning centers for the upcoming school year.

The program is called Community Eligibility Provision and is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It covers the costs of breakfast and lunch for all students at these schools, which have been identified as having a high number of students living in poverty.

The school also won’t have to fill out paperwork dealing with free and reduced price meals. That will save the district time and money.

The schools that already have meals at no cost to students are:

  • Capitol View Elementary School
  • Carver Elementary
  • Edmunds Elementary
  • Findley Elementary
  • Harding Middle School
  • Hiatt Middle School
  • Howe Elementary
  • King Elementary
  • Lovejoy Elementary
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Monroe Elementary
  • Moulton Extended Learning Center
  • Willard Elementary School

The following schools will now also provide meals at no cost to students:

  • Brubaker Elementary
  • Callanan Middle School
  • Cattell Elementary
  • Garton Elementary
  • Hoyt Middle School
  • Jackson Elementary
  • Madison Elementary
  • McCombs Middle School
  • McKee Education Center
  • Meredith Middle School
  • Mitchell Early Learning Center
  • Morris Elementary
  • North High School
  • Oak Park Elementary
  • Park Avenue Elementary
  • River Woods Elementary School
  • Samuelson Elementary
  • Scavo High School
  • Smouse Opportunity School
  • South Union Elementary
  • Stowe Elementary
  • Studebaker Elementary
  • Weeks Middle School
  • Windsor Elementary
  • Woodlawn Education Center
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