Our kids need your help.

At the end of the the school week in the West Des Moines Community School District, a student will open their locker and find a sack of food has been placed there. This will occur multiple times at every elementary, junior high school, Valley Southwoods, Walnut Creek and Valley High School.

The food goes home with these students because there’s a good chance that without it, they will go hungry this weekend.

Booster Pak supplies our students with this food. It’s an organization with no paid staff that relies solely on volunteers. For years, it has coordinated the effort — supplies, volunteers and teachers — to put food in the hands of students in need.

The demand continues to increase and that’s why we’re asking for your help.

Would you make a financial donation to Booster Pak?

Would you donate food or personal care products?

Would you volunteer one hour a month?

It takes an entire community to ensure all our students have the opportunity to be successful. We need your help.

  • 1 out of 3 children in the West Des Moines Community School District are food insecure.
  • Food insecurity and hunger prevent students from realizing their full academic potential.
  • Hunger affects the ability of a student to focus, learn and remember what he is taught. It also affects other students learning in the classroom.
  • School breakfast and lunch are a lifeline while students are at school. Booster Pak helps children when they aren’t in school- lunch on Friday can be the last meal a student has before breakfast on Monday.

Download Our Brochure – English

Download Our Brochure – Spanish

A Note From The President

Here for You



Beginning November 16, 2020, our kids are back to continuous online learning and Booster Pak is here to make sure they come to school ready to learn. Our goal is that no student goes hungry.

Here are the ways we’re helping:

  • Booster Pak will be at the Grab and Go sites at Valley High School, Stilwell and Indian Hills on Fridays from 11 AM  – 1 PM to distribute packs to students registered in our program.
  • Booster Pak will be at the Valley High School Grab and Go site on Fridays from 5 PM  – 6 PM to distribute packs to students registered in our program.
  • Family Paks – If your family is in need of emergency assistance, we can arrange to have a family pak delivered to you or make arrangements for you to pick up additional food from one of the Grab and Go sites.  Contact Us to make arrangements.

Here are some other resources in our community that might be helpful:

If you’d like to help, please click here to DONATE.

We appreciate your support.

Melanie Menken, President