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6/1/2018

Metropolitan Action Commission Provides Free Meals to Nashville’s Youth beginning Monday

The Metropolitan Action Commission is ready to launch our summer food service program! This program has been in our community for over 20 years and insures that while school is out, children who rely on regular meals are still receiving nutritious meals during the summer.

Metro Action has the capacity to provide free meals up to 110 sites, which include community centers, day camps, apartment complexes and many other locations where youth gather beginning Monday, June 4.

Included in the Metro Action food sites, there are 3 Youth Café Diners that will be in communities that do not have access to a facility. The agency’s Youth Café Diner will be in the Chesapeake community, the Cobblestone Apartments, and the Ellington Apartments in the Davidson county area. The Youth Café Diner will serve free breakfast and lunch along with fun activities for youth throughout the day!

The Metropolitan Action Commission receives federal funding through the Summer Food Service Program from the United States Department of Agriculture through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services to cover the cost of the meals.

Metro Action is the largest food sponsor in Davidson County. Last summer Metro Action prepared 205,292 breakfast and lunch meals for 105 sites, such as summer camps, enrichment programs and community centers.

In addition to the Metro Action food sites, there are other community partners that will be providing summer meals. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Metro Nashville Public Schools will participate and represent 22 additional locations to serve more youth in Nashville and Davidson County.

Meals provided by Metro Action and many sites of the partners will begin June 4, 2018 and end just before students go back to school. The actual start dates, meal service times and locations will be posted on the combined listing on the Metro Action Commission web page by Friday June 1, 2018 or available upon request immediately by contacting Metro Action (metro.action@nashville.gov), 615-862-8860, Ext. 70111, 70129 or 800 2nd Avenue North).

Note: Alternate Media Contact: Stephanie Mosley, Communications Specialists 615-862-8860, Ext. 70111