Free and Reduced Meals

Food Assistance

As a result of the March 3, 2020 tornado and the on-going impacts of COVID-19 your family may be facing job loss and other financial challenges. If so, you can apply for these services:

  • Food Assistance: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, provides nutritional assistance benefits to children and families, the elderly, the disabled, unemployed and working families. The Tennessee Department of Human Services also offers information for Disaster Assistance for which you may qualify.
  • Community Eligibility Program: Check the school lists on the Community Eligibility Program page to see if your child's school offers no-cost lunch to all students. The list has changed from last school year.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch: If your child attends a Metro School school where he or she must pay for lunch, you can apply for free or reduced priced lunch. * The online application is available in several languages.

Note: All Metro Public Schools students will receive no-cost meals during the 2021-2022 school year.