Nashville, Tenn.,
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June
2018
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07:27 PM
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Announcing Locations for Summer Meals Program

Students can get no-cost meals at three locations this summer.

Starting Monday, MNPS will continue to serve students with wraparound services through its Summer Meals Program, which addresses hunger during summer break. Through the district’s Nutrition Services Department, the Department of Extended Learning Programs and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three locations in Nashville will provide meals to help fill the summer break nutritional gap.

The program is free to children ages 0 to 18, regardless of whether or not they attend Metro Schools. Adults aged 19 and over can receive meals at a reduced cost of $3.75. There are no income requirements or registration. It is paid for through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and comes to Nashville at no net cost to taxpayers.

Students with access to high quality meals during the summer, stay healthier and perform better when school begins in the fall.

“We are excited to be able to serve meals to our students and their families again this summer—our goal is to meet their nutrition needs when school is not in session,” Jennifer Bell, MNPS’ director of extended learning programs said. “Summer meals is also a way to keep students engaged in schools by getting them back into those physical locations and interacting with our staff.”

Summer Meal Sites:

  • Whitsitt Elementary School - June 4 to July 13, 1-2 p.m.
    • 110 Whitsett Road Nashville, TN 37210
  • Pearl-Cohn High School - June 11 to July 6, 12-1 p.m.
    • 904 26th Ave. N.Nashville, TN 37208
  • Antioch Middle School - June 11 to July 6, 1-2 p.m.
    • 5050 Blue Hole RoadAntioch, TN 37013