Free meals available to Metro Nashville Public Schools students during closure

Metro Nashville Public Schools and local nonprofits will provide meals to students during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Metro Nashville Public Schools and local nonprofits will provide meals to students during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Metro Nashville Public Schools and local nonprofits will provide meals to students during school closures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With Metro Nashville Public Schools closed until at least April 3—an announcement made on March 16 following Gov. Bill Lee’s request that all schools close statewide—local students will still have access to daily free meals beginning March 23.

However, with schools closed this week for spring break, MNPS and local nonprofits will also provide food for students and families at nine locations on March 18.

“The societal changes that are occurring in response to COVID-19 make it all the more important that we find ways to provide for the nutritional needs of the children of Nashville,” Director of Schools Adrienne Battle said in a news release. “We are so grateful to the community partners who are stepping up in this time of need, and we’ll be exploring as many options as possible to safely provide for the students and families of MNPS.”

MNPS will distribute food boxes and food bags, provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and The Bridge Ministry, respectively, to families between 2-5 p.m. on March 18 at the following locations:

• Antioch High School, 1900 Hobson Pike, Antioch


• Buena Vista Elementary School, 1531 9th Ave. N., Nashville

• Cole Elementary School, 5060 Colemont Drive, Antioch

• Donelson Middle School, 110 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville

• Haywood Elementary School, 3790 Turley Drive, Nashville

• Inglewood Elementary School, 1700 Riverside Drive, Nashville

• J.E. Moss Elementary School, 4701 Bowfield Drive, Antioch

• Jere Baxter Middle School, 350 Hart Lane, Nashville

• Napier Elementary School, 67 Fairfield Ave., Nashville

Beginning March 23, MNPS will provide free breakfast and lunch meals to anyone under 18, regardless of their school status, according to the release.

The meals, which will be served cold or at room temperature to allow for transportation, will be available in a drive-through setting on weekdays between 8- 9 a.m. for breakfast and 12-1:30 p.m. for lunch at the following locations:

• Apollo Middle School, 631 Richards Road, Antioch

• Buena Vista Elementary School, 1531 9th Ave. N., Nashville

• Cole Elementary School, 5060 Colemont Drive, Antioch

• DuPont Elementary School, 1311 9th St., Old Hickory

• Glencliff High School, 160 Antioch Pike, Nashville

• H.G. Hill Middle School, 150 Davidson Road, Nashville

• I.T. Creswell Middle School, 3500 John Mallette Drive, Nashville

• Lakeview Elementary School, 455 Rural Hill Road, Nashville

• Madison Middle School, 300 W Old Hickory Blvd., Madison

• McKissack Middle School, 915 38th Ave. N., Nashville

• Napier Elementary School, 67 Fairfield Ave., Nashville

• Rose Park Middle School, 1025 9th Ave. S., Nashville

• Shwab Elementary School, 1500 Dickerson Pike, Nashville

• Stratford STEM Magnet High School, 1800 Stratford Ave., Nashville

• Two Rivers Middle School, 2991 McGavock Pike, Nashville

Additional dates and times for food boxes distributed by Second Harvest are expected to be announced.