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Media Advisory: Mayor to Join Metro Action Food Service Team to Prepare Meals for Nashville's Youth

7/13/2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Tuesday, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will join the Metropolitan Action Commission's Nutrition Team in preparing meals for nearly 100 sites that serve free meals to Nashville's youth.

Mayor Dean will work along with the team in an assembly-line format to assemble, package and box the lunch meals for delivery.

Metro Action is the largest Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsor of free summer meals for Nashville and Davidson county school age children.   The agency averages just over 7,200 breakfast and lunch meals prepared daily for summer sites such as summer camps, community centers and day camps.

Last summer, Metro Action served 245,858 meals, which is an increase of more than 20,000 meals served. SFSP is a national food program for youth in low income areas to ensure they have nutritious meals when school is out.

The food program is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Tennessee Department of Human Services receives SFSP funding for Tennessee, which is received by Metro Action as a pass through grant.

WHO: Mayor Karl Dean joins Metro Action Food Service Staff to prepare meals for Nashville Youth

WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
10:40am-11:40 am

WHERE: Metropolitan Action Commission Berry Head Start Center
2233 Winford Avenue, Nashville, TN 37211

Note: Media will only be allowed in the Food Production area wearing protective wear. Protective wear will be available on-site.

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