Tennessee plans to now waive application, allow schools to distribute food assistance to families

Tennessee plans to now waive application, allow schools to distribute food assistance to families Sep 3, 2020 | Natalie Allison | Tennessean After months of deadline extensions, Tennessee's P-EBT program missed hundreds of thousands of eligible kids. Now they're waiving the application and instead leaving it to schools to distribute food relief to

Tennessee risks losing $50M in pandemic food aid as 217,000 eligible kids have not been enrolled

Tennessee risks losing $50M in pandemic food aid as 217,000 eligible kids have not been enrolled Aug 27, 2020 | Natalie Allison | Tennessean Hundreds of thousands of people rely on school meals to feed their children. With closed schools during the pandemic, P-EBT is a great way to address food insecurity families

Possible solutions for millions struggling to find health insurance amid pandemic

Possible solutions for millions struggling to find health insurance amid pandemic Jun 18, 2020 | Chris Conte, Scripps National Correspondent | Fox 17 Nashville TJC Exec. Director Michele Johnson: "We have massive numbers of people who are worried about their health but who no longer have coverage...People will delay getting the care they

Tennessee must ensure pandemic school lunch program reaches its less fortunate families

Tennessee must ensure pandemic school lunch program reaches its less fortunate families July 13, 2020 | Signe Anderson | Tennessean "School meals enable children to be alert and learn, and they yield lifelong health benefits. Unfortunately, these important programs have become just one more casualty of the coronavirus pandemic. At a time of record unemployment, when families