Metro Schools to kick off summer meals program

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Metro Nashville Schools runs a summer meals program for students who lack food security in the summer months.

MNPS says not many people are taking advantage of the program. The program is free for children ages 0 to 18, even if they don't attend Metro Schools. Anyone 19 and over can purchase a meal for $3.75.

MNPS said there are no income requirements or registration. The program is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Organizers like Jennifer Bell, director of extended learning programs for MNPS, say they know the need is there. Watch Bell's full interview on Fox 17 News at 4 p.m. in the video attached to this story.

Three locations in Nashville will help fill the summer break nutritional gap:

Whitsitt Elementary School

110 Whitsett Rd. Nashville, TN 37210

June 4 – July 13

1-2 p.m.

Antioch Middle School

5050 Blue Hole Rd., Antioch, TN 37013

June 11- July 6

1-2 p.m.

Pearl-Cohn High School

904 26th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208

June 11- July 6

12 – 1 p.m.