Franklin Special School District will continue meal service through summer

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Officials with the Franklin Special School District announced the district will continue to provide free meals for children age 18 and younger through the summer break from May 28 to July 27.

"The FSSD understands that unique needs exist during these difficult times and our goal is to reduce barriers for families to feed children over the summer," officials said in a social media post. "Please remember that there are no eligibility requirements and no questions asked at our drive-through or drop-off sites. Children do not have to attend an FSSD school or live in the district to receive free meals."

Meals will be provided Mondays and Thursdays each week at drive-thru sites at the Poplar Grove campus and Liberty Elementary School. Multiple meals will be included in grab-and-go bags, according to the district.

Delivery sites for those unable to drive to the pick up sites will be available at bus stops in select Franklin-area neighborhoods.

Meals will not be available from July 6-10, when the district will be closed.


Drive-thru sites

  • Poplar Grove campus

    • 2959 Del Rio Pike, Franklin

    • Pickup time from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.



  • Liberty Elementary School

    • 600 Liberty Pike, Franklin

    • Pickup time from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.




Delivery sites


  • Hickey Drive at 11 a.m.

  • Liberty Oaks at 11:05 a.m.

  • Ash Drive and Chestnut Lane at 11:15 a.m.

  • Acton Street and Short Court at 11 a.m.

  • Park Street at 11:05 a.m.

  • Franklin Estates pool at 11:20 a.m.

  • Robin Hill Road at 11:35 a.m.

  • Cherokee Place at 11:40 a.m.

  • Edgewood Boulevard at 11:50 a.m.

  • Franklin Estates section 3 at 12:05 p.m.

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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