To help families in Williamson County that may be experiencing food insecurity during the widespread coronavirus outbreak in the region, school officials are working with nonprofits and organizations to help provide food while practicing social distancing.

Williamson County Schools, in partnership with One Generation Away, will host a mobile food pantry April 4 at Johnson Elementary School, located at 815 Glass Lane, Franklin. Volunteers will bring food directly to families' vehicles, and food will be given away on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to the April 4 event, Franklin Special School District is also working to provide meals to students while schools are closed. Children age 18 and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch on weekdays via a drive-thru and delivery system. Families can receive both meals packaged together regardless of income as long as the child is present. Identification is not required, according to the district.

Drive-thru locations

Poplar Grove Middle School


2959 Del Rio Pike, Franklin

Pickup times: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Liberty Elementary School

600 Liberty Pike, Franklin


Pickup times: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Delivery locations

Hickory Drive

Pickup time: 11 a.m.


Liberty Oaks

Pickup time: 11:05 a.m.

Ash Drive and Chestnut Lane

Pickup time: 11:15 a.m.


Acton Street and Short Court

Pickup time: 11 a.m.

Franklin Estates

Pickup time: 11:05 a.m.


Robin Hill Road

Pickup time: 11:20 a.m.

Cherokee Place

Pickup time: 11:40 a.m.

For those who want to help in the community, the Church of the City in Franklin is accepting donations through April 1. Canned goods, pasta, sauce and macaroni are most in need, according to WCS. Supplies will be distributed through Graceworks Ministries Inc. and One Generation Away. Donations can be dropped off at 828 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin.