Metro Schools sponsors summer meal program for families

2017_Summer-Meals-Program_Social-Media-02 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 begins 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.

Summer meals are available at no cost to children 18 and under. The meals will be available at the following locations and times:

JE Moss Elementary School - June 1 to July 21 1-2 p.m. 4701 Bowfield Drive Antioch, TN 37013

Pearl-Cohn High School - June 5 to July 7 12-1 p.m. 904 26th Ave. N. Nashville, TN 37208

Fall-Hamilton Elementary - June 1 to July 21 1-2 p.m. 510 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN 37203