School is out and we have all the summertime fun!
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
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 (email@example.com), 615-862-8860, Ext. 70111, 70129 or 800 2nd
Note: Alternate Media Contact: Stephanie Mosley, Communications Specialists 615-862-8860, Ext.