One of the biggest challenges since school kids have been sent home in light of the coronavirus, is providing meals to children who were primarily fed through their school cafeterias. Metro Nashville public schools has come up with a plan to meet their most basic needs during this time. They will be using buses that are idle during the break to deliver meals to children in various areas of Nashville that are known to experience poverty.
In addition to the on school sites that will be providing meals, the buses will help kids who don't have transportation sytarting Monday the 23rd.
“We know that many of our families won’t have access to the transportation necessary to get to one of our school-based distribution locations, so we’re doing our best to get out into the community and get food to the kids who need it the most,” said Dr. Adrienne Battle, Director of Schools. “We’ll be implementing social distancing best practices and requirements to reduce the potential for the spread of COVID-19 while we make every effort to provide for the needs of our students and families.”
6 Metro school buses pick up about 250 meals each from preparation kitchens and bring them to locations where children are able to pick up the meals. Locations and times for the bus drivers to provide meals will be updated on www.mnps.org/COVID19.
Until things get back to normal, enjoy your lunch during social distancing.