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Metro Action Accepting Applications for locations to provide Meals to Youth this Summer

Lisa McCrady (615) 862-8860, Ext 70144 or (615) 566-4710

Nashville, TN—The Metropolitan Action Commission is looking for partners who will serve as federal Food sites for Nashville’s youth over the summer.

“The goal of this program is to provide as many meal sites as we can for children to eat nutritious breakfast and lunch meals over the summer,” said Marvin Cox, director of Metro Action Community Services.

Last summer, the agency provided an average of 5,000 per day to 110 sites throughout Nashville and Davidson County to youth up to age 18. The agency also incorporated three mobile diners to go into three communities were facilities were not accessible to children.

To qualify as a site, you must be in an area or will serve youth where at least 50% are from families with low incomes. There are other requirements such as refrigeration for meals and attending the site providers training in May.

To apply as a site to provide meals visit the agency’s website ( to complete the online application or print the application and submit to that agency’s main office (800 2nd Avenue, North).

On Thursday at 9am and 2pm at Hartman Park, agency staff will provide a training on the use the new online application option.

Metro Action urges all potential sites to submit their application by April 30. For more information call 615-862-8860, Extension 70120.

SFSP is a national program designated to provide nutritionally balanced meals for school-age children during the summer that may otherwise go without a meal during the day. Metro Action receives federal funding for the SFSP from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.