MNPS has federal approval to provide a free breakfast and lunch to every child in Davidson County

Sep 3, 2020

Credit USDA

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  Metro Nashville Schools are once again gearing up to provide a free breakfast and free lunch to every child in the county.

The federally subsidized free meals program is normally limited to Metro's poorest children. However, in response to the pandemic the federal government this past summer allowed schools to offer free meals to any child.

That program ended when the new school year began. Metro officials now say new federal assistance is once again making food available to every child.

With Nashville students learning from home, MNPS says it’s revising its meal delivery system of drive-thru locations and bus route stops. Expect the new distribution plan to be announced soon.