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Grab N’ Go Meals: Free Breakfast And Lunch For All Children 18 Years And Under **New Locations**

UPDATE 4

Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, we’ll now be serving the following apartment buildings in addition to the existing elementary schools. Reminder: meals (breakfast and lunch) are for ALL children ages 1 – 18 years. Children do not need to be students in the Urbandale Community School District. ALL children ages 1 – 18 yrs may receive one breakfast and one lunch per day; children do not need to be present in order for families to pick up meals. No consuming meals on site, no congregating on site, continue social distancing, truly Grab N’ Go!

Apartment Buildings **NEW LOCATIONS BEGINNING APRIL 1st**
Timberland at Meredith (78th and Iltis) 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Bristol Ridge (Fareway parking lot on Meredith) 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Cross Creek (86th & Meredith behind Git N’ Go) 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Elementary Schools
Jensen Elementary 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Karen Acres Elementary 11:30 AM -11:50 AM
Valerius Elementary 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


UPDATE 3

In order to avoid the auto pay trigger,  SchoolCafé has decided to globally suspend the auto pay feature for all SchoolCafé users. This feature will stay suspended until things return to normal.


UPDATE 2

Beginning March 27, children do not need to be present at the meal sites. Parents and caregivers will be asked to share the school name where each child attends, if they are of school age.


UPDATE 1

If you are have barriers preventing you from accessing the Grab N’ Go meals for your children or have other needs and would like to learn about other resources that exist, please reach out to your Facilitator of Family Outreach or UCAN (Urbandale Community Action Network):

Karen Acres, Rolling Green, Webster: Brittany Cooley, 515-559-7086
Jensen, Valerius: Vanessa Cano-Zelaya, 515-202-8107
UMS: Abby Schueller, 515-777-6171
UHS: Christy Stroope, 515-480-8483
UCAN: Laura Holms, 278-3936


Our Urbandale CSD Nutrition Services Team will be providing FREE meals to children 18 years and younger (ages 1 – 18 yrs) beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 until school reopens. Families may pick up one breakfast and one lunch. Beginning March 27, children do not need to be present at the meal sites. Parents and caregivers will be asked to share the school name where each child attends, if they are of school age. Meals are ‘to go’ meaning that they will be available in front of the school building and are not to be consumed on-site. A child does not need to be a student in the Urbandale CSD in order to receive a meal. No identification or paperwork required. 

Grab N’ Go Meal Locations:

  • Apartment Buildings **NEW LOCATIONS BEGINNING APRIL 1st**
    • Timberland at Meredith (78th and Iltis) 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
    • Bristol Ridge (Fareway parking lot on Meredith) 11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
    • Cross Creek (86th & Meredith behind Git N’ Go) 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Elementary Schools
    • Jensen Elementary 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM
    • Karen Acres Elementary 11:30 AM -11:50 AM 
    • Valerius Elementary 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

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Thank you to our phenomenal Nutrition Services Team for providing this incredibly important service. We are better #becauseofU! #powerofU