District serving meals during closure

The Cheatham County School District will be offering free student meals due to our COVID-19 closure beginning April 7.

Breakfasts and lunches will be distributed via a “drive-through” system at one school in each cluster:

Pegram Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School (see map; meals will be distributed at the school's side door across from the pavilion as you go through the car-rider line)

Ashland City Elementary School (see map; meals will be distributed by the cafeteria and library next to Riverside Academy)

East Cheatham Elementary School (see map; meals will be distributed behind the school at the cafeteria entrance).

The meals will be distributed on Tuesday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Families can pick-up meals at any location.

The meals are for any child through 18 years whether they are a student of the Cheatham County School District or not.

The child receiving the meal MUST be present (in vehicle) for the pick-up, and meals cannot be consumed on site, per USDA regulations.

Families will not enter the school building for pick-up. Families will get out of their vehicle to pick up the meals.

On Tuesdays, children will receive three breakfast meals and three lunch meals. On Fridays, children will receive four breakfast meals and four lunch meals. All meals will exceed USDA nutritional requirements.

We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reduction the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meals have been distributed, continue to wash your hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if you are sick.

The meal program will continue through the school closure for COVID-19 or until further notice.

For more information, email School Nutrition Supervisor Tracy Hopkins.