Free Summer Meals to be Served at DuBose


On Monday, July 6, free grab-and-go summer meals for children will be served at DuBose Conference Center 10 a.m.– noon. For this week only, meal service at DuBose replaces the Monteagle Elementary site.

“We’ve been serving nearly 90 children each week at Monteagle Elementary, and want to ensure that families know to receive meals this coming Monday at DuBose Conference Center instead. We’ll be returning to our regular Monday service at Monteagle Elementary on July 13 and will continue serving at Monteagle and all Grundy County Elementary schools through July,” said VISTA Coordinator, Vicki Borchers. 

The week of July 6, meals will be served Monday 10 a.m.–noon at DuBose Conference Center and as usual at Tracy City, Coalmont, and Pelham Elementary Schools. Meals are additionally served Tuesdays 10 a.m.–noon at North, Swiss and Palmer Elementary Schools. On Wednesdays meals are available at the Grundy County Housing Authority 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Additionally, Camp Rain in Decherd is in session the week of July 6–9. During this time breakfast will be served 8–10 a.m. and lunch will be available 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 

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.

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. 

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

Tracy Elementary School, 276 3rd St., Tracy City, Monday, through July 27, 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

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

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

DuBose Healthy Roots, 635 College St., Monteagle, Monday, July 6, 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 6–9, 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 (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). 

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.