FSSD Offers Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch for 18 and Under

FSSD Offers Free Summer Breakfast and Lunch for 18 and Under

For the 14th consecutive year, the Franklin Special School District is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer a summer food service program to all children. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s need for good nutrition. This program is open to all children 18 and under - regardless of income – as a way to assist families with their food budget during the summer. As the saying goes, “Come one, come all!”

The 2023 FSSD summer food service program kicks off Tuesday, May 30, and runs through Friday, July 21, with the FSSD Food and Culinary Services Department offering free breakfast and/or lunch to anyone in the community 18 years old or younger. 

One dine-in site will be open throughout the summer (excluding the week of July 3-7):

Johnson Elementary School – 815 Glass Lane
(printable flyer)

Dining will be open Monday-Friday in the Johnson Elementary cafeteria for breakfast (8:00-8:30) and lunch (12:15-12:45). While children 18 and under eat free, adults may also receive a meal at a low cost (breakfast $2.25 / lunch $4.00). There is no income eligibility and no identification is required. Signage will direct diners to enter at the MAC entrance.

If families are unable to eat at the dine-in site, meals will be delivered twice daily (breakfast and lunch) to the following bus stops, MondaysFridays, (excluding the week of July 3-7):

Daniels Dr:  8:00/11:00
Hickory Dr:  8:12/11:12
Liberty Oaks Apts:  8:18/11:18
Ash Dr:  8:31/11:31
Cherry Dr:  8:36/11:37
Maple Dr:  8:39/11:40
Cedar DR:  8:42/11:43
Cadet Ln:  8:47/11:48
Brevet Dr:  8:50/11:51
Grenadier Dr:  8:53/11:54
Flintlock Dr: 8:56/11:57

Mt. Hope St:  8:00/11:00
9th Ave/Johnson:  8:06/11:06
Glass St:  8:10/11:09
Green St:  8:13/11:12
Park St:  8:17/11:15
Short Ct:  8:20/11:21
Franklin Estates:  8:23/11:27 (pool)
Edgewood Blvd:  8:40/11:40
Franklin Estates 3:  8:47/11:46
Good Neighbors Rd:  9:05/12:05
Helping Hands Dr:  9:08/12:08
Unity Cr:  9:11/12:11

Magnolia Place Apts:

Madison Apts:

Whitney Apts:

Granville Apts:

Community partners and off-site serving locations include FSSD Summer Morning and Afternoon Care (MAC), Franklin/Williamson County Boys & Girls Club, Franklin Housing Authority, The PATH Project, Young Scholars Institute, and FSSD Summer Learning Camp. Visitors to the FSSD’s Story Bus program will also be offered a meal during its summer schedule.

The program’s goal is to significantly reduce child hunger over the summer so there are no forms to fill out or qualifications to meet. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. For questions or more information, please contact FSSD Food and Culinary Services Supervisor Robbin Cross at crossrob@fssd.org or by phone at 615-794-6624.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.