Des Moines Food Bank’s Summer Meals program begins for local kids


The summer meals program has developed over the past five years in response to the high need for food among children in our area.

Two out of three students in our local elementary schools qualify for the federal free and reduced meal program and 1 in 5 children in South King County live in families that ‘often’ or ‘sometimes’ run out of food.

We are proud to be working with several wonderful partners this summer, including the Des Moines Parks & Recreation Department, SeaTac Parks & Recreation Department the Des Moines Farmers Market, New Futures, Highline School District, Highline Community College MaST Center and Matt Griffin YMCA.

This summer organizers will be operating 25 sites in Des Moines, SeaTac and Burien. Twenty-two of these sites will be serving lunch, 19 will be serving snacks, and 2 will be serving breakfast.

Here are the sites:

  • Abbey Ridge Apartments (3035 S 204th St, SeaTac): Snack 2:15 – 2:30
  • Angle Lake Park (19408 Intl Blvd, SeaTac): Lunch 12:00 – 1:00, Snack 3:00 – 3:30
  • Arbor Heights (135 SW 116th St. #A208, Seattle):
    July 7 – Aug 14, Monday – Thursday: Lunch 12:00 – 12:30, Snack 4:00 – 4:15
  • Big Picture School (440 S. 186th St, Burien)
    June 23, 24, 30, July 1, 2: Breakfast 7:45 – 8:00, Lunch 11:30 – 11:45
    July 3: Breakfast 7:45 – 8:00
    July 7 – August 8, Monday – Thursday: Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00 Lunch: 12:30 – 12:30
  • Des Moines Beach Park (22030) Cliff Ave S, Des Moines) Snack 2:00 – 2:15
  • Des Moines Field House (1000 S 220th St, Des Moines) Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 Snack 2:30 – 2:45
  • Madrona Elementary (20301 32nd Ave S, SeaTac) Lunch 11:30 – 12:00
    (Starting July 7: Monday – Thursday only Breakfast 8:15 – 8:30)
  • Matt Griffin YMCA (3595 S. 188th St, SeaTac)
    June 23 – Aug 29: Lunch 11:30 – 11:45 Snack 3:30 – 4:30
  • McMicken Heights Park (S 166th St & 40th Ave S, SeaTac) Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 Snack 3:00 – 3:15
  • Midway Elementary (22447 24th Ave S, Des Moines) Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 Snack 2:45 – 3:00 Activities 12:30 – 5:30
  • Midway Park (S 221st St & s9th Ave S, Des Moines)
    June 18 – Aug 30, Monday – Saturday: Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 Snack 2:45 – 3:00 Activities 12:30 – 5:30
  • Neighborhood Park at SeaTac Community Center (13735 24th Ave S, SeaTac)
    Lunch 11:30 – 12:00 Snack 3:00 – 3:15
  • Parkside Elementary School (2104 S 247th St, Des Moines) Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 Snack 2:30 – 2:45 Activities 1:00 – 2:30
  • Pine Ridge Apartments (3725 S 180th St, SeaTac) Lunch 12:45 – 1:15 Snack 2:30 – 2:45 Activities 1:15 – 2:30
  • Redondo Beach at the Boardwalk (Redondo Beach Dr S & Redondo Way S, Des Moines)
    Lunch 11:30 – 12:30 Snack 2:00 – 2:30 Activities 12:00 – 2:00
  • Seahurst Elementary (14603 14th Ave SW, Burien)
    Aug 25 – Aug 29: Lunch 11:00 – 11:30 Snack 3:30 – 4:00
  • Seahurst Park (1600 SW Seahurst Park Rd)
    June 19 – June 24 & July 10 – July 25: Lunch 11:30 – 11:45
  • Sylvester Middle School (16222 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien)
    June 19 – July 10 Breakfast 8:45 – 9:00 Lunch 10:15 – 10:30
  • The Heights at Burien (1101 SW 139th St, Burien) Lunch 12:30 – 1:00 Snack 2:30 – 2:45 Activities 1:00 – 2:30
  • Valley Ridge Park (4644 S 188th St SeaTac) Lunch 12:30 – 12:45
  • Willow Lake Apartments (3002 S 208th, SeaTac) Lunch 11:45 – 12:15 Snack 3:15 – 3:30
  • Windsor Heights (17229 32nd Ave S, SeaTac)
    June 18 – August 29, Monday – Thursday: Lunch 12:00 – 12:15 Snack 3:30 – 3:45
  • Woodridge Park (12410 28th Ave S #29, Seattle)
    July 7 – August 14, Monday – Thursday: Lunch 12:00 – 12:30 Snack 4:00 – 4:15

Saturdays Only (June 21 – August 30)

  • Des Moines Marina (22307 Dock Ave S, Des Moines) By the Des Moines Farmers Market
    Snack 10:00 – 10:30 Lunch 12:00 – 1:00

Information can also be found at www.myfoodbank.org/summermeals.


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