Emergency Youth Meal Program: Update

The Ottumwa Family YMCA, in partnership with Bridge View Center, Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation,the United Way of Wapello County, the Food Bank of Iowa, the Church of the Open Bible, the Bridge Church, and Ottumwa Community Schools as well as many other community organizations are working in support of the emergency food distribution program for youth ages 2-18.  Begun Monday, March 23rd, 2020, this program is expected to run through the duration of the current Covid-19 crisis. Through this concerted effort, packaged meals of both breakfast and dinner are available for pick-up once a day Monday – Friday at designated locations.  In the interest of public safety, distribution will be limited to 10 minutes at each site with the exception of the Bridge View drive-up which will last one hour.   It is strongly encouraged all the food is consumed at home in an effort to observe social-distancing at this time. For parents with children without access to locations, a home delivery request is available by calling 641-684-6571 ex. 13 between 9:00 am & 4:00 pm.

Meal Location:

Bridge View Center – Drive thru 

Ottumwa School District
Foster Park –
Ottumwa High School – 4th St.   11:10 am
Emerald Hill Apt. – 11:30 am
Wapello Woods (Stellar Woods) Apt. – 11:50 am
Hillcrest Park – 12:10 pm
Washington Apt. – 12:30 pm
Taft Circle Apt. – 12:50 pm
Horace Mann School 1:10 pm
Redwood Village Mobile Home Park – 1:30pm

Home Delivery for qualifying children will be from 12:00p-1:30p daily.
Call (641) 684-6571 x13 for assistance.

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