Free Summer Meals Now Available in Sherwood


In an effort to provide more children with nutritious meals this summer, the South Cumberland Summer Meal Program now begins service in the community of Sherwood. Beginning Friday, June 26 grab-and-go meals will be available from noon-1 p.m. at the Epiphany Mission in Sherwood. With the exception of Friday, July 3, meals will be served each Friday through July 31. 

As with other plateau grab-and-go meal locations, all children 18 years old and under are welcome to receive free meals. Grab-and-go style meal service includes 10 meals for each child (five breakfasts and five lunches). Children need not be present during meal distribution, which means parents or other adults may pick-up meals for children who are at home.

Free grab-and-go meals are additionally available at Monteagle and Grundy County Elementary Schools on Mondays and Tuesdays through July 28. Meals will be served Mondays at Tracy City, Coalmont, Pelham and Monteagle Elementary Schools.  Meals will be served Tuesdays at North, Swiss and Palmer Elementary Schools. Meals are distributed from 10 a.m.–noon at all Grundy County school locations. Meals are additionally available at the Grundy County Housing Authority on Wednesdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The University of the South in partnership with the South Cumberland Community Fund encourages all plateau families with children to participate in this free meal program. All children 18 years and younger are welcome to receive meals at no charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Additionally, meals will be provided throughout the summer at four Franklin County locations listed below. 

Epiphany Mission, 62 Mountain Ave., Sherwood, June 26–July 31, Friday, noon–1 p.m.

Grundy Housing Authority, 187 Raulston Ave., Monteagle, through July 30, Thursday, 9–11 a.m.

Tracy Elementary School, 276 3rd St., Tracy City, Monday, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon

DuBose Healthy Roots, 635 College St., Monteagle, July 6–10, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–noon

Coalmont Elementary School, 7862 SR 56, Coalmont, Monday, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon

Pelham Elementary School, 2402 SR 50, Pelham, Monday, through July 27, 10 a.m.–noon

Palmer Elementary School, 226 Palmer Rd., Palmer, Tuesday, through July 28, 10 a.m.–noon

North Elementary School, 309 Main St., Altamont, Tuesday, through July 28, 10 a.m.–noon

Swiss Memorial School, 477 55th Ave., Gruetli Laager, Tuesday, through July 28, 10 a.m.–noon

Monteagle Elementary School, 120 E. Main St., Monteagle, Monday, June 29, 10 a.m.–noon, Monday, July 13–27, 10 a.m.–noon

Rain Teen Center, 626 Bennett Cemetery Rd., Decherd, through July 29, Wednesday, 5–7:30 p.m.

Grace Center for Hope, 912 S. College St., Winchester, through July 30, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Franklin Co. Prevention Coalition, 900 S. Shepard St., Winchester, through July 28, Monday and Tuesday, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Camp Rain, 626 Bennett Cemetery Rd., Decherd, July 5–11, 8–10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

The 2020 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at <> or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail to:

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410, by fax at (202) 690-7442,  or email at <>. 

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.