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Over 12,500 Free Meals Served at Grundy County Schools

Posted on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 1:06 pm

More than 12,500 meals have been served to plateau children since the South Cumberland Summer Meal Program began serving on June 10. Moving forward the summer meal program plans to serve at least 7000 meals per week and will increase volumes as program participation gains momentum.
Grab-and-go meals are available at Monteagle and Grundy County Elementary Schools on Mondays and Tuesdays through July 28. Meals will be served Mondays at Tracy City, Coalmont, Pelham and Monteagle Elementary Schools. Meals will be served Tuesdays at North, Swiss and Palmer Elementary Schools. Each week all children 18 years and under will receive five breakfasts and five lunches. Meals will be distributed from 10:00AM –noon at all school locations. Children need not be present during meal distribution at schools, which means parents may pick-up meals for children who are at home.
All children are welcome
The University of the South in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund encourages all plateau families with children to participate in this free meal program. All children 18 years and younger are welcome to receive meals at no charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Additionally, meals will be provided throughout the summer at four Franklin County locations listed below.


The 2020 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.
Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail to:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of Adjudication,
1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20250-9410
By fax at (202) 690-7442
or email at .
Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.