In an ever-changing health crisis, Metro Nashville Schools is doing what it can to make sure students can get meals via its partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank.
While times and pick-up places changed a bit, the latest was released March 20, and Two Rivers Middle School was named a pick-up site. Schools will offer meal delivery at locations in areas that experience high rates of poverty.
Starting this week, Two Rivers Middle School at 2991 McGavock Pike will offer free breakfast and lunch to children, regardless of their school status on weekdays.
According to MNPS officials, the meals are available to anyone 18 and younger, but they must collect the meals on site. They are available at the school from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in a drive-thru format.
“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,” said Director of Schools Adrienne Battle. “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.”
Also, six system buses will deliver 250 meals each from preparation kitchens to locations where families can pick up the meals. The areas are in determination.
Additionally, the Book’em program will offer free books to students at Two Rivers Middle School on Thursdays. They will be pre-bagged and in age ranges.
“Feeding the body is important, but so too is feeding the mind while schools are closed, and social distancing requires us all to limit our interaction with other people,” said Battle. “We’re grateful to Book’em for their commitment to the children of Nashville and their efforts to spark a passion for reading among all of us.”
For updates and locations for bus drivers to provide meals, visit mnps.org/COVID19.