School cafeterias continue to provide free meals during summer

(Photo: WKRN)

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – School cafeterias are up and running to provide free meals for kids. It’s happening in a number of districts in Middle Tennessee.

News 2 stopped by for lunch at Cedar Grove Elementary in Smyrna. Students go through the cafeteria line just like during the school year to get a full lunch.

For some parents, it’s a way to help make ends meet during the summer. Others use it to help little ones practice going through the cafeteria line for the first time.

Shauna Zurawski says, “Being a mom of four kids, you know budget can be tight to feed and take care of four kids, so this is a great opportunity to help make ends meet and feed healthy meals for breakfast and lunch.”

Nutrition manager Molly Brandon says, “There are kids that come in hungry and you can tell. I work here every day during the school year. You can tell when kids are hungry; they come in and eat it all and want more.”

Click here for a full list of schools open for lunch in Rutherford County through July.

You don’t have to qualify for free or reduced lunches to go it is free to anyone under 18.

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