Free Meals Available to Students

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Starting today, students have access to free meals through the Emergency Youth Food Program, a partnership with Ottumwa Schools, the Ottumwa YMCA, Bridge View Center, The Bridge Church, Open Bible Church, Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation, Fareway, United Way of Wapello County, and Food Bank of Southern Iowa.

Thirteen Ottumwa locations have been established to provide a grab and go brown bag option for students. All meals are available for approximately 10 minutes at each location, with the exception of Bridge View Center, which will have meals available for one hour. 

Students can walk to the location closest to their home or can arrive by car. Students must be present to receive a meal due to federal reimbursement requirements. Meals are only available for children ages 2-18.


Locations include:

Emergency Youth Food Program Locations Lunch Dinner
Bridge View Center - 102 Church 11:00-12:00 5:00-6:00
Foster Park - E. Main St. 10:50 a.m. 4:50 p.m.
Ottumwa High School - 4th St. Entrance 11:10 a.m. 5:10 p.m.
Emerald Hill Apartments - 1600 Steller Ave. 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
Steller Woods Apartments - 720 N. Fellows 11:50 a.m. 5:50 p.m.
Hillcrest Park - North Court 12:10 p.m. 6:10 p.m.
Washington Apartments - 539 W. Fourth 12:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
Taft Circle Apartments - 935 W. Main 12:50 p.m. 6:50 p.m.
Horace Mann Elementary - 1523 N. Court 1:10 p.m. 7:10 p.m.
Evans Middle School - 812 Chester 11:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Douma Elementary School - 307 W. Mary 11:20 a.m. 5:20 p.m.
Valley Village - 11620 Rabbit Run Rd. 11:40 a.m. 5:40 p.m.
Redwood Village - 1405 Albia Rd. 10:40 a.m. 4:40 p.m.