Children need healthy food all year long, which is why Metro Schools is sponsoring a summer meals program. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch programs. When school lets out, many of these children are at risk of hunger. Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process.
Lack of nutrition during the summer months may set a cycle for poor performance once schools begin again, and may make children more prone to illness and other health issues. The Summer Meals Program is designed to fill that nutrition gap and make sure children get the nutritious meals they need.
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
J.E. Moss Elementary School – June 3 to July 12
4701 Bowfield Dr.
Antioch, TN 37013
Gra Mar Middle School- June 10 to July 3
575 Joyce Ln.
Nashville, TN 37216