Poverty & Food Insecurity

Sweet Peas: Summer Eats for Kids

Over the last few years, we have been learning about the incredible need for summer meals for youth in Nashville and wishing we could do more. Every school year, Metro Nashville Public Schools serves 8.4 million lunches and 4 million breakfasts. During the summer months, without these daily meals, many children and youth are at risk of hunger. According to Feeding America, this could be as many as 1 in 5 children under the age of 18. These numbers are staggering, and we are finally in a position to do something about it. We are thrilled to announce a new initiative for our meals program: Sweet Peas, summer eats for kids

Scaling Back Nashville's Free School Lunch Program

Last month, Nashville schools announced a scale back of a program which for the past 4 years has provided free lunch to all Metro school students, regardless of income. We reached out the The Tennessee Justice Center to help us understand the changes and what is at stake.