Food boxes available to Metro Schools families Monday, Jan. 25


Metro Schools, in cooperation with the Mayor’s Office, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way and Hands on Nashville, is distributing 2,400 food boxes provided by Second Harvest to Nashville families who are experiencing extra need due to difficult travel and school closures in the winter weather. Distribution centers will be open in eleven schools across Nashville.

Distributions sites will be open from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. tomorrow, January 25. Please note that some of the locations have changed since last Thursday.

  • NEW: Apollo Middle School
    631 Richards Road, 37013
  • NEW: Carter Lawrence Elementary School
    1118 12th Avenue South, 37203
  • Cole Elementary Family Resource Center
    5060 Colemont Drive, 37013
  • Glencliff High Family Resource Center
    160 Antioch Pike, 37211
  • Madison Middle Family Resource Center
    300 Old Hickory Boulevard, 37115
  • Maplewood High Family Resource Center
    401 Maplewood Lane, 37216
  • Napier Elementary Family Resource Center
    60 Fairfield Avenue, 37210
  • Pearl-Cohn High Family Resource Center
    904 26th Avenue North, 37208
  • Shwab Elementary
    1500 Dickerson Road, 37207
  • Tusculum Elementary Family Resource Center
    4917 Nolensville Pike, 37211
  • NEW: Warner Elementary School
    626 Russell Street, 37206

Bordeaux Early Learning Center, Park Avenue Elementary and DuPont Hadley Middle Prep will not have food boxes available as they did on Thursday. Location changes are based on the demand seen and need expressed last week.

Each site will have around 200 boxes with items like pasta and sauce, peanut butter, canned soups and other non-perishable items. If families have questions about distribution sites, hours or have trouble accessing them, they can call United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline or the Metro Schools Customer Service Center at (615) 259-INFO (4636).

Food boxes are provided by Second Harvest with help from volunteers through Hands on Nashville. Family Resource Centers are a partnership between Metro Schools and United Way. Distribution locations were determined according to data on student need from Metro Schools and in cooperation with location partners.

Posted on January 24, 2016, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. This is wonderful an I thank the sponsors an the many volunteers who work effortlessly to make this happen for some struggle family’s during this time of need. I’m a single parent struggling an will be having major back surgery in Wed at Centennial Hospital. I am going to try to come out today as this will be my 1st time accepting a box for my 16, 7 & 6month old sons. It’s very hard feeding them as I do not get any assistance from the state only TennCare. I do stay positive an know there is a bright side somewhere. I just heard about this opportunity on the news. I’m hoping to get to a location near the Donelson or Hermitage area around 3-4pm today when I can get a ride. I thank you so much in advance an may God bless you with overflowing GREATNESS! I appreciate everyone in advance.


  2. you’ve helped our family so so much especially over the holidays.


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