Metro Action Provides Free Meals for Nashville Youth

Metro Action supplies free meals to Nashville youth during summer.

On Monday, the Metropolitan Action Commission (Metro Action) began offering meals for children and youth at various summer camps, community programs, and other gathering spots throughout Nashville and Davidson County. This initiative involves 62 locations providing breakfast and lunch at no cost during June and July.

Breakfast is typically served at 8 AM, with lunch available around noon each day. Parents and youth can find a complete listing of food locations by visiting the Metro Action site at and clicking on “Free Meals for Youth.”

No documentation is required for youth to receive the meals. The program runs Monday through Friday until the end of July.

Additionally, organizations such as Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and various YMCA Summer Camps are also sponsoring free meal sites throughout Davidson County. For a complete listing of all locations in Davidson County and nearby areas, text “Food” to 877-877 or call 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

Metro Action is the largest provider of summer meals in Davidson County. The agency receives federal funding through the National Summer Food Service Program from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), facilitated by a grant from the Tennessee Department of Human Services to cover the meal costs.

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