FSSD Offers Free Summer Meals for 18 and Under

sun and grass clip art with Summer Food Program dates and times listed
Susannah Gentry

The 2024 FSSD summer food service program kicks off Tuesday, May 28, and runs through Friday, July 19. The FSSD Food and Culinary Services Department offers free breakfast and/or lunch to any child in the community 18 years or younger..

The Franklin Special School District is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer all children ages 18 and under free summer meals. 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 – 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 2024 FSSD summer food service program kicks off Tuesday, May 28, and runs through Friday, July 19. The FSSD Food and Culinary Services Department offers free meals to any child in the community 18 years or younger. 

We will offer breakfast and lunch from two dine-in sites throughout the summer (excluding the week of July 1-5):

Johnson Elementary School – 815 Glass Lane
Monday through Friday  •  8:00 to 8:30 and 12:15 to 12:45

Franklin Housing Authority – 100 Spring Street
Monday through Friday  •  8:30 to 9:30 and 11:30 to 12:30

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While children 18 and under eat free, adults may also receive a meal at a low cost (breakfast $3.00 / lunch $4.25). There is no income eligibility and no identification is required.

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.