Metro Nashville Public Schools, other agencies will offer free meals during summer

Metro Nashville Public Schools will continue to provide free meals for children under the age of 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Metro Nashville Public Schools will continue to provide free meals for children under the age of 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Metro Nashville Public Schools will continue to provide free meals for children under the age of 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Director of Schools Adrienne Battle announced at the May 26 board meeting that the district will continue to provide free meals for children under the age of 18 throughout the summer.

The district will distribute meals at 16 school locations and 40 bus stops, including Rose Park Middle School and H. G. Hill Middle School in Southwest Nashville. Meals will be available for pickup on weekdays from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Additionally, the Metro Action Commission will provide free breakfast and lunch meals for children under the age of 18 from June 1 to July 31.

Due to COVID-19, the agency will provide grab-and-go meals on weekdays at more than 40 locations in Nashville. The program is federally funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program.

“We are appreciative of the partners who were able to either adjust their summer program gathering sizes or allow their buildings to be open just to provide meals so that children will have access to nutritious meals throughout the summer,” Metro Action Community Services Director Marvin D. Cox said in a release.


The Metro Action Commission will utilize meal delivery in select areas of Nashville. Meals are available for pickup at three locations in Southwest Nashville, including Easley Community Center, Sevier Park Community Center and Watson Grove Baptist Church.

Find a complete map of all MNPS distribution sites on the district's website. See the map below for sites in Southwest Nashville.