Amazon brings breakfast program to mid-state

Posted at 4:33 PM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 17:33:51-04

Amazon is bringing its plan to feed more than 29,000 students nationwide to the mid-state.

Employees from their fulfillment centers in Lebanon and Murfreesboro were on hand to deliver bananas to students at La Vergne Lake Elementary School Tuesday morning.

It's one of three schools in the Nashville area getting a grant from Amazon for a breakfast program for the rest of the school year.

Officials say it's also about creating life-long healthy habits.

"It starts here. It starts with educating kids and providing that to them, and letting them feel the difference of having a good breakfast before school starts," said Mark Marzano. "We tried to make it fun for the students, for one, and to encourage them to eat healthy and the benefits of eating healthy." 

Students will be able to get grab-and-go bags and eat their breakfast in the classroom.

The shipping giant estimates it will donate more than three million breakfasts.