Thank you to the many individuals, families and public & private entities that have stepped up to help our students reach their fullest potential.


Food Bank of Iowa

West Des Moines Community Schools

Lutheran Church of Hope

Polk County

West Bancorporation Foundation



West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce

West Des Moines Community Enrichment Foundation

West Des Moines Kiwanis



A Note From The President

How We’re Helping


Our kids are back to learning and Booster Pak is here to make sure they come to school ready to learn. We have programs in every building in the West Des Moines School District. Our goal is that no student goes hungry.

Here are the ways we’re helping:

  • Onsite Learners – Students may register for Booster Pak programs by contacting their guidance counselor or school office for a registration form. Once the completed form is returned to school, learners will begin receiving a pak. If your school is closed due to Covid-19, we will work with your school to deliver additional paks when learning returns onsite or we will make paks available through a designated Grab-N-Go site.
  • Online Learners – Registration forms are available through Nutrition Services or at your designated Grab-N-Go site. If you opt for onsite learning, your registration form will be forwarded to your onsite school.
  • Family Paks – If your family is in need of emergency assistance, we can arrange to have a family pak delivered to your school or make arrangements for you to pick up food from one our our pantries at Valley, Walnut Creek or the Learning Resource Center.

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