Free Meals for Students

Many schools across East Tennessee are currently closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, but there are still food resources available for students that won’t be in school. Find a list of food distribution sites here.

Information provided via WVLT –

Knox County

The school system will be providing alternative breakfast and lunch meals at no cost to any child 18 years and younger. Meals will begin to be distributed on March 23rd on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Children must be present to receive meals; however, families may pick up the food at any distribution site no matter where their child is enrolled.

Food Distribution Sites:

Austin-East High School – 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914

Bearden Middle School – 1000 Francis Road, Knoxville, TN 37909

Bearden High School – 8352 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919

Beaumont Magnet Academy – 1211 Beaumont Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921

Belle Morris Elementary School – 2308 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN 37917

Carter High School – 210 N. Carter School Road, Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

Central High School – 5321 Jacksboro Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918

Dogwood Elementary School – 705 Tipton Ave., Knoxville, TN 37920

East Knox Elementary School – 9315 Rutledge Pike, Mascot, TN 37806

Fulton High School – 2509 N. Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37917

Gibbs High School: 7628 Tazewell Pike, Corryton, TN 37721

Green Magnet Academy: 801 Lula Powell Dr., Knoxville, TN 37915

Gresham Middle School: 500 Gresham Road, Knoxville, TN 37918

Halls High School: 4321 E. Emory Road, Knoxville, TN 37938

Inskip Elementary School: 4701 High School Road, Knoxville, TN 37912

Karns Middle School: 2925 Gray Hendrix Road, Knoxville, TN 37931

Lonsdale Elementary School: 1317 Louisiana Ave., Knoxville, TN 37921

Maynard Elementary School: 737 College Street, Knoxville, TN 37921

Northwest Middle School: 5301 Pleasant Ridge Road, Knoxville, TN 37912

Pond Gap Elementary School: 4530 Papermill Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909

Powell High School: 2136 W. Emory Road, Powell, TN 37849

Sarah Moore Greene Academy: 3001 Brooks Ave., Knoxville, TN 37914

South-Doyle Middle School: 3900 Decatur Road, Knoxville, TN 37920

South-Doyle High School: 2020 Tipton Station Road, Knoxville, TN 37920

West High School: 3300 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37919

Blount County

Blount County Schools Nutrition Department will be handing out free breakfast and lunch to anyone 18-years-old and younger. Meals will be served on March 24-27 and March 30-31. Drive through any of the listed sites below between the hours of 9:30 am – 11:30 am, and they will give you a grab and go breakfast and lunch. No ID or income requirements needed. Children must be present in the vehicle to receive meals.

Eagleton Middle School – 831 Grandview Dr, Maryville, TN 37803

Mary Blount Elementary School – 831 Grandview Dr, Maryville, TN 37803

Heritage Middle School – 3737 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN 37804

Union Grove Middle School – 334 South Old Grey Ridge Road, Friendsville, TN 37737

Lanier Elementary School – 6006 Lanier Road, Maryville, TN 37801

Rockford Elementary School – 3728 Williams Mill Road, Rockford, TN 37853

Townsend Elementary School – 140 Tiger Drive, Townsend, TN 37882

Sevier County

Sevier County Schools Child Nutrition Program will provide breakfast and lunch at no cost to any child 18 years and younger beginning March 18. The meals will be a grab and go breakfast and lunch and may be picked up at the school the child attends. The meals will be available beginning Wednesday, March 18, and on school days through the closure period. Cafeteria staff will provide drive through service at each school between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Anderson County

Grab-and-go meals will be available for the next 2 weeks for student ages 0-18 at: North Clinton Elementary School – 305 Beets St, Clinton, TN 37716. 

Check Clinton City Schools’ Facebook for information regarding their scheduled food distribution times.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County Schools will provide free meals to children 18 years and under during the extended school closure beginning March 24, 2020. Students must be present in the car. Breakfast and lunch served Tuesday and Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Three meals will be given Tuesday and two meals will be given on Friday. Drive-thru, meal pick up at each location. No one gets out of the car. Meals contain all 5 components – and will be handed out in pre-packed containers.

Meal Distribution Sites:

Dandridge Elementary – 780 South Highway 92, Dandridge, TN 37725

Jefferson Middle – 361 W. Broadway Blvd., Jefferson City, TN 37760

Patriot Academy – 419 West Dumplin Valley, Jefferson City, TN 37760

Rush Strong School – 3081 W. Old AJ Hwy., Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

Talbott Elementary – 848 Talbott-Kansas Road, Talbott, TN 37877

White Pine School – 3060 Roy Messer Hwy., White Pine, TN 37890

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