Modifications to Senior Services Programs Due to COVID-19


Community and Congregate Meal Sites 

Sites not open to the public for group activities starting Monday, March 16, 2020, but staff are still available.  

Meals will continue to be provided to interested and registered congregate meal participants from 11am to 1pm in a “drive-through” system in the parking lots of the following centers:

Norwoodville, South, East, North, Northwest, West, Central, Ankeny, Grimes

Meals can be reserved for future days by calling the selected site or at the time of picking up a meal.  

Polk County Community Evening Meals

Polk County Community Evening Meals at the Norwoodville, Central, West and South Community Centers will served from 1:45pm to 2:30pm and will be delivered outside.

Library Programming- The Des Moines Public Library Board of Trustees have cancelled all library programming at Franklin, Central, North and Polk City libraries for the month of March. 

For more information call Polk County Senior Services at (515) 286-3679.  

Commodity Supplemental Foods 

Store not open for walk-in shopping starting Wednesday, March 18, 2020, but staff are still available to assist.  

All food packages will be delivered directly to registered customers.  Staff will be calling registered customers to arrange for delivery. 

New customers can apply on-line or call 286-3655 or 1-877-288-3655.


For more information about COVID-19, please visit the Polk County Health Department website.