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September 11, 2020

Free School Meals

Person holding lunch bag

Beginning Monday, September 14

**Please note that FREE school meals will continue as long as funding is available or through December 31, 2020.**

The USDA and Iowa Department of Education is waiving the cost of school breakfast and lunch for all students in Ankeny beginning Monday, September 14. All full meals served inside the school as well as at curbside will be no charge. A la carte items or second entrees will only be sold in school and will be charged at their set prices.

Rules for pickups:

  • No pre-ordering is necessary
  • Meals are available to all children ages 1-18
  • Children do not have to be present for pickup

How to pick up meals:

  • Pull up to the serving area
  • Pop your trunk or lower a back seat window.
  • Tell the Nutrition Team member how many children you are picking up for.
  • A breakfast and lunch will be included for each child

Hybrid Learners and General Public – Daily Meal Pickups

Northview Middle School and East Elementary

Meals (Breakfast and Lunch) can be picked up Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Northview Middle School pickup: Cars will enter single file from NW 18th street onto Northwest Briargate Dr. (See Map)
  • East Elementary pickup: Cars will enter the East Elementary parking lot from SE 3rd Street and drive through the parking lot and to the Northwest corner of the school.  (See Map)

Full-Time Remote Learners ONLY – Bi-Weekly Pickups

Crocker Elementary

Monday and Wednesday pickup from 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

  • Enter Crocker off from SW Applewood Rd. Pickup meals at the front entrance of Crocker Elementary. (See Map)
  • What meals are included each day:
    • Monday pickup: Each child will receive a breakfast and a lunch for Monday and Tuesday.
    • Wednesday pickup: Each child will receive a breakfast and a lunch for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.