USDA Free Meal Service Extended Through June 2021

Photo of a tray with school lunchThe USDA has issued nationwide waivers which allow school districts and community organizations to extend flexibilities to allow free meals to continue through operation of the Summer Food Service Program for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Johnston Community School District is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program during this time, which will allow for a safe and streamlined service of nutritious meals.  Meals will be provided to ALL enrolled children without charge.

FREE meals will be provided at the sites and times at local school buildings while school is in session as follows:

 9-15-20 through 5-28-21 Breakfast Lunch
Johnston High School 7:15am – 7:45am 10:30am – 1:30pm
Johnston Middle School
Summit Middle School
Beaver Creek Elementary School 8:30am – 9:00am 10:30am – 1:30pm
Horizon Elementary School
Lawson Elementary School
Wallace Elementary School
Timber Ridge Elementary School

Grab-n-Go meals are available curbside pickup for Johnston Community School District virtual learners.  If a student is online learning and would like to pick-up a grab-n-go meal bundle please contact the Nutrition Department at 515-278-0278.

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:, and at 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:

(1)       mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2)       fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3)       email:

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:”