Story Medical Heads Effort to Ensure Every Child Has Access to Nutritious Meals

NEVADA, IOWA – In an ongoing effort to ensure that every child in Story County has access to nutritious meals, Story Medical Center has teamed up with the USDA, Iowa Department of Education, United Way of Story County, Food at First, and rural school districts to provide summer meals for kids and teens.

In response to the significant level of food insecurity in our community and the discontinuation of the Summer EBT program, Story Medical Center is stepping in to address these needs within the Collins Maxwell area by offering weekly grab-and-go meals, with deliveries every Tuesday and Friday.

Beginning June 4, children and teens aged 18 and under, regardless of race, color, nation of origin, sex, age or disability can receive free grab-and-go meals in the Collins Maxwell School District. There will be no discrimination during the meal service.

“At Story Medical Center, we are dedicated to not only quality healthcare, but ensuring that children have access to nutritious food,” stated Story Medical Clinic physician, Dr. Audra Poterucha, D.O. “We know that consistent meals are important for a child's mental and physical well-being and are a key social determinant of successful health. Our duty as a community hospital is to care for all our community members, regardless of their circumstances."

There is no qualification process to receive the no cost meals. Participants can register to receive meals and select their preferred location at

Meal Delivery Site Information

Tuesday/Friday (June 4 through August 23) @ 11:00 a.m.

Rolling Hills Mobile Home Park, Lot 119, 31100 653rd Ave., Maxwell

Friday Only (June 7-July 12) @ 11:30 a.m.

Collins/Maxwell High School, 400 Metcalf Street, Maxwell

Tuesday/Friday (July 16-August 23) @ 11:30am

Collins/Maxwell High School, 400 Metcalf Street, Maxwell

Friday Only (June 7-July 12) @ Noon

Collins/Maxwell Elementary School, 416 4th Ave. Collins

Tuesday/Friday (July 16-August 23) @ Noon

Collins/Maxwell Elementary School, 416 4th Ave. Collins

Story Medical CEO Nate Thompson adds that the medical center is proud to work with partners to make nutritious meals available.

"We are happy to be a part of this important program to feed children in our area," Thompson says. "By participating in this program, Story Medical Center is doing more than simply addressing a need. We are making an impact on the well-being of our community. It's about living out our healthcare mission," he continues, "by caring for our patients, neighbors, friends, family and our community as a whole."


In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

1.  Mail:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410; or

2.  Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

3.  Email:

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.