Bridge View Center & Ottumwa YMCA team up to feed area children

Ottumwa, IA (March 19, 2020) – In partnership with the Bridge View Center, as well as the Cardinal and Ottumwa School Districts, the Ottumwa YMCA will begin an emergency food distribution program for youth ages 2-18 on Monday, March 23, 2020. Through this concerted effort, packaged meals will be made available for pick-up twice a day Monday – Friday at designated locations. In the interest of public safety, distribution will be limited to 10 minutes at each site. Meals can only be provided to children who are present at pick-up. 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 form is available at

Bridge View Center is grateful to be able to offer its commercial kitchen to help facilitate this much-needed community program here in Wapello County. Bridge View Center will also be making food & beverage donations to help support this program and also to minimize spoilage and waste due to event cancellations pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pick-up locations are as follows:

Meal Location: Lunch Drive thru: Dinner Drive thru: Bridge View Center – Drive Thru 11:00-12:00 5:00-6:00

Meal Distribution Locations: Cardinal School District Lunch Drop Off: Dinner Drop Off: Batavia – Park/Ball Field 10:50 am 4:50 pm Eldon – Central Park 10:50 am 4:50 pm Cardinal School 10:50 am 4:50 pm

Ottumwa School District Lunch Drop Off: Dinner Drop Off: Behind Rocket Fuels Hwy 34 10:40 am 4:40 pm Foster Park 10:50 am 4:50 pm Evans Middle School 11:00 am 5:00 pm Ottumwa High School – 4th St. 11:10 am 5:10 pm Douma Elementary 11:20 am 5:20 pm Emerald Hill Apt. 11:30 am 5:30 pm Valley Village Trailer Court 11:40 am 5:40 pm Stellar Woods Apt. 11:50 am 5:50 pm Hillcrest Park 12:10 pm 6:10 pm Washington Apt. 12:30 pm 6:30 pm Taft Circle Apt. 12:50 pm 6:50 pm Horace Mann School 1:10 pm 7:10 pm

*Home Delivery for qualifying children will be from 12:00-1:30pm and 6:00-7:30pm.

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