Metro Action Prepares Free Summer Meals for Youth

Metro Action Commission will provide free meals to over 100 youth locations this summer.

The Metropolitan Action Commission (MAC) is gearing up to provide free breakfast and lunch meals to approximately 110 community locations serving youth during the summer months of June and July. These locations include apartment properties, day camps, religious based programs, community centers, and sports camps.

To qualify as a meal site, the location must serve youth or be near schools that participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch program during the school year. This allows children who normally receive free meals at school to continue having access to meals during the summer break.

Youth leaders interested in applying as a summer site can visit the agency’s website at and click on “Get Free Summer Meals for Youth” or visit the agency’s main office located at 800 2nd Avenue, North. Training for new and existing youth programs will be provided in May, along with ongoing monitoring to support the program. The summer meal program will run from June 5 to July 28.

Metro Action encourages all potential sites to submit their applications by Friday, April 21. The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is a national program designed to provide nutritionally balanced meals for school-age children during the summer who may otherwise go without a meal during the day. MAC receives federal funding for the SFSP from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service through a grant with the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

For more information about the agency’s summer food program, interested parties can call 615-862-8860, Extension 70120.

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