Summer Feeding Program: Greeneville City Schools planning to feed kids during month of June, free of charge

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) Greeneville City Schools announced its summer feeding program for the month of June, Friday morning.

The school system plans to offer the program to any child, as well as families who live outside of the district, free of charge.

The summer feeding program will run from June 2 to June 30. It will continue every Tuesday. Each Tuesday the school nutrition team plans to distribute five breakfast and five lunches per student, according to a press release by Greeneville City Schools.

The program will be providing the meals through a drive-through meal service. Delivery service will not be available, according to Greeneville City Schools.

Since March, the Greeneville City Schools system has provided more than 63, 370 meals to children in the Greene County community while school has been shutdown due to COVID-19. School officials hope to continue this with its summer feeding program.

“This year is a little different because, while we won’t have a lot of students in our buildings, we did still want to provide at least an opportunity for students to receive meals,” assistant director for Greeneville City Schools Beverly Miller said.

Meal pick-up time will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at either Hal Henard Elementary or Greeneville High School.

School Locations:

Hal Henard Elementary School
425 E. Vann Road
Familes are asked to enter drive-thru line at E. Vann Road

Greeneville High School
210 Tusculum Boulevard
Families are asked to enter drive-thru line at Palmer Street off N. College Street

“We try to serve fresh fruits, we sometimes will do little fruit cups. We will serve whole grain Pop-Tarts. Sometimes we will provide the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” Miller said. things that certainly be nutritious and delicious for up to a week because we’re only having to pick-up each Tuesday.”

To make this possible, the school district will receive reimbursable meal funding from the National School Lunch Program.

“I am very proud of them. That team that has worked so hard to continue to work and to serve throughout this time,” Miller said.

There will not be a meal program for the month of July.

“We typically don’t. Hopefully, there will be a group that would be able to step in and fill the gap there during July before school starts,” director of schools for Greeneville City Schools Steve Starnes said.

In order to get a head count, the school system asks that those who are considered to be a community member and intends to participate in meal pick-up during June, to fill out their online survey here.

The Greeneville City Schools summer feeding program flyer can be found below:

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