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Mayor Briley to Serve Lunch to Nashville Youth at Summer Program

7/23/2019
Lisa McCrady (615) 862-8860, Ext 70144 or (615) 566-4710

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity

As many as 4,000 meals are served daily through Nashville’s Summer Food Service Program

On Wednesday, Nashville Mayor David Briley will roll up his sleeves and help serve lunch to area youth at Hartman Park Community Center beginning at 12 noon on Wednesday (July 24).

Mayor Briley will work along side the Metro Parks camp employees at Hartman as well as the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Action Commission, Dr. Cynthia Croom.

Metro Action receives funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to administer the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which provides breakfast and lunch meals to over 80 locations throughout Nashville when school is out. SFSP is a national food program which allows agencies like Metro Action provide meals to camps, churches and other locations where at least 50% of the youth qualify for the free or reduce meals when school is in session.

The Hartman Park Community Center is one of the largest meal sites in Nashville in that approximately 100 youth are provided free breakfast and lunch meals each day.

  • WHAT: Nashville Mayor Serves Meals to Nashville Youth in North Nashville
  • WHO: Mayor David Briley and Metro Action Director Cynthia Croom
  • WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • 11:45 am-Mayor Briley receives official training to serve meals
  • 12 noon-Mayor Briley begins serving meals to youth along with Dr. Cynthia Croom, MAC Executive Director
  • WHERE: Hartman Park Community Center and Park, 2801 Tucker Road, Nashville, TN

Note: Media will be allowed take pictures of youth participating in the meal program and during activities following lunch. Mayor Briley, Dr. Croom and youth will be available for comment.

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