UPDATED: July and August Grab and Go Meal Distribution Locations and Times Reduced 

Grab and Go Meal Pick Up Logistics


  1. Children do not need to present to receive a meal. The Department of Education, in an effort to ease the burden on Iowa families and get food out to the students who need it at this critical time, has revised its guidelines: children do not have to be present when caregivers pick up meals.
  2. Parents and caregivers will be asked to share the school name where each child attends, if they are of school age.
  3. You may receive items in your Grab and Go bag that may require heating. Please read labels on products and look for notes regarding heating instructions.
  4. Please stay in your vehicle.  No parking and walking up. If you don’t have a vehicle, you may walk to the distribution site but please practice social distancing and don’t gather in groups around the pick-up area.
  5. Monday’s Grab and Go pick up will provide meals for Monday’s lunch, Tuesday and Wednesday’s breakfast and lunch as well as Thursday’s breakfast.
  6. Thursday’s Grab and Go packages will provide meals for the weekend. You will receive meals for Thursday’s lunch, Friday’s breakfast and lunch, Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch, as well as Monday’s breakfast.
  7. Follow the information below regarding pick up logistics for each site to make it an easy, safe and quick process.
  8. Grab and Go Meals will be distributed through June 30, 2020.

UPDATED Distribution Site Information JULY 1 – AUGUST 10, 2020

Where and When:

Altoona Elementary 11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Four Mile Elementary 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon


Mondays & Thursdays

Last service date:

August 10th (will send home 1 week’s worth of meals)

Individuals who picked up meals at our other locations are welcome to pick up now at Altoona or Four Mile. 

 Altoona Elementary   Mondays and Thursdays  11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Pick up meals in the normal bus lane on the north side of the building.
  • Enter the bus lane from 4th Street SW. Follow the curve, pick up your meal and continue to drive through to exit on 3rd Ave. SW.
  • Do not park in parking lots and walk up.

Four Mile Elementary   Mondays and Thursdays 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon

  • Pick up meals in the normal bus lane on the north side of the building.
  • Enter the bus lane from SE 6th Ave. Follow the circle, grab your meal and continue to drive through to exit back on SE 6th Ave.
  • Do not park in the parking lot and walk up.

As of June 30, 2020, the following distribution sites are now closed:

  • Delaware Elementary
  • Mitchellville Legacy Bank
  • Willowbrook Elementary
  • Altoona Campus
  • Berean Church
  • King’s Court
  • Oakland Pointe Apartment Complex

Thank you for following these guidelines. By doing so, you help keep everyone safe.

*Nondiscrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

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: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Iowa Nondiscrimination Notice.  “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: https://icrc.iowa.gov/.”