We’re here for you!
We know that COVID-19 is making it tough on a lot of families. We want you to know, we’re here for you.
Every Friday beginning March 27, 2020, Booster Pak will be handing out packs from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM to children at the following locations:
- Clive Learning Academy, 1600 73rd Street, Windsor Heights
- Crestview School of Learning, 8355 Franklin Avenue, Clive
- Hillside Elementary, 713 Eighth Street, West Des Moines
- Indian Hills Junior High, 9410 Indian Hills Drive, Clive
- Stilwell Junior High, 1601 Vine Street, West Des Moines
- Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Avenue, West Des Moines
You can find us in the same spot where West Des Moines Community Schools is distributing Grab and Go meals. Just follow their signs.
Know that are Booster Pak and our volunteers are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe and healthy. We will be asking our volunteers 4 health questions and taking their temperatures each time they volunteer. We will also be following social distancing, sanitizing and hand washing protocols.
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.