UPDATE: Free Meal Service Bundles for the Week

Our Grab-n-Go meal plan has changed.

Johnston Community School District has been approved to deliver a bundle of FREE LUNCH and BREAKFAST meals for the week for all children ages 1 – 18 years old at our three distribution sites.

Starting Monday, March 30, drive –up to any of the approved site locations between 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm. Drive-up participants will remain in your vehicle, pop the trunk and a volunteer will place a bundle of five lunch meals plus five breakfast meals for each child in the household. Note the change: The USDA has announced children do not need to be present in the vehicle or during meal pick up for meals to be received. Each Monday, a five-day supply of free breakfast and lunch meals per child will be offered until further notice.  Walk-up participants should bring a backpack for ease of carrying the meals home. This approach will help promote social distancing which can help keep our community safe. Meals are served while supplies last.

Site locations are as follows:

  • Sterling Point Apartment Complex; 10509 Dorset Dr, Johnston 
  • Meredith Dr Reform Church; 5126 Meredith Dr, Des Moines (North parking lot across the street from the church)
  • Chapel Ridge Apartment Complex; 6200 Clark Lane, Johnston

This program will be solely for pickup of meals and meals will not be consumed on site.  We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the site location once meals have been distributed, continue to wash hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue or your elbow, and stay home if you are sick.

For more information call JCSD Nutrition Office 515-278-0278. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.