SCHOOL MEALS DURING COVID-19
Advocates, school districts and child program providers continue to assist families who rely on free and reduced-price school meals to keep hunger at bay. Many schools are operating the Seamless Summer Option, which allows all children to eat for free. Others continue to package meals that can be picked up or distributed to families who need the support. Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) was extended by Congress and will continue to be an important support to families until September 2022.
Families of children who receive free or reduced-price school meals or attend a Community Eligibility Provision school may be eligible for the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program (P-EBT) to help alleviate missed school meals during the pandemic. No application is necessary.
For more information on school nutrition, click here.
Ensuring Access to the Child Nutrition Programs in the Event of School Closures: Click here
Tennessee Department of Education: Click here