Update imageDue to newly-released USDA guidance, caregivers may pick up meals for children at Grab & Go meal sites effective immediately. This includes the sites at Union High School in La Porte City, and Union Middle School in Dysart.

USDA recognizes that in this public health emergency, continuing to require children to come to the meal site to pick up meals may not be practical and in keeping with the goal of providing meals while also taking appropriate safety measures. The Iowa Department of Education has submitted a plan to the USDA to ensure Program operators are able to maintain accountability and program integrity, and prevent duplication of meals served to any child.

Caregivers are to share the school name where each child attends that they are requesting meals for, if the children are of school age.