2,200 Boxes Of Food Given To Metro Families

Posted at 4:25 PM, Jan 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 23:20:26-05

Those with Metro Schools distributed around 2,200 boxes of food to Nashville families in need while school was closed for winter weather.

The distribution happened in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office, Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way, and Hands on Nashville.

The need arose due to difficult travel and school closures caused by winter weather. The distribution centers were scheduled to be open in eleven schools across Nashville.

“We know many of our students depend on us for two healthy meals every school day,” said Tony Majors, chief support services officer for Metro Schools. “When schools are closed and roads are treacherous for long periods of time, it may be difficult for some families to provide substantial meals."

"I appreciate the efforts by our Metro Nashville Public Schools, Second Harvest, the United Way and volunteers throughout Nashville who are coming together to ensure that kids do not go hungry because of school closures and bad weather," said Mayor Megan Barry. 

However, there was such a great response that officials ran out of boxes, and the distribution centers were forced to close.

The following sites were open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday night. They were supposed to reopen from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, but will not be open since there were no more boxes to give out.

  • Bordeaux Family Resource Center - 910 South Hamilton Road, 37218
  • Cole Elementary Family Resource Center - 5060 Colemont Drive, 37013
  • DuPont Hadley Middle - 1901 Old Hickory Boulevard, 37138
  • 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
  • Park Avenue Elementary Family Resource Center - 3703 Park Avenue, 37209
  • 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

The boxes were filled with non-perishable items pasta and sauce, peanut butter and canned soups.

For families wanting more information on the centers, hours, and how to reach them, call United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline or the Metro Schools Customer Service Center at 615-259-INFO (615-259-4636).