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Metro Action Seeks locations to provide Free Meals to Nashville’s Youth this Summer

1/30/2020
Lisa McCrady (615) 862-8860, Ext 70144 or 615-566-4710 cell

The Metropolitan Action Commission is looking for partners who will serve as food locations where youth can receive nutritious meals during the summer when school ends for the summer.

Metro Action receives funding to provide breakfast and lunch meals to locations such as apartment properties, summer camps, community centers, enrichment programs, youth sports and dance camps.

To qualify as a site, the location must be in communities where families with low incomes reside. There are other requirements such as refrigeration for meals and attending the site providers training in May.

“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.

To apply as a site to provide meals visit the agency’s website (www.nashville.gov/mac) to access the application and submit to that agency’s main office (800 2nd Avenue, North).

Metro Action urges all potential sites to submit their application by Friday, February 28, 2020. For more information call 615-862-8860, Extension 70120.

The Summer Food Service Program (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.

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