Kingsport City Schools Announces 2016 Free Meals for Kids Summer Program

Published on May 17, 2016 at 4:18 p.m.

KINGSPORT, Tenn.Kingsport City Schools School Nutrition Services department has again partnered with the Tennessee Department of School Nutrition Services to provide a Free Meals for Kids Summer Program located at John Sevier Middle School, 1200 Wateree Street, Kingsport.

The 2016 Seamless Summer Food Service Program is administered by the Tennessee Department of School Nutrition Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Free meals will be served Monday – Friday to all children under the age of 18 from May 23 – July 21, 2016. There are no income requirements to participate in this summer program. Any child under the age of 18 will be served a free meal during serving times.

Breakfast will be served from 8 – 9:30 a.m., Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Children wishing to participate should enter Sevier Middle School at the front of the building (there will be signage by entry). No meals will be served on weekends or on May 30 or July 4, 2016.

Other summer food service sites include: Palmer Center, V.O. Dobbins Center, Andrew Johnson Elementary, Abraham Lincoln Elementary, Theodore Roosevelt Elementary, Ross N. Robinson Middle School, D-B EXCEL at Cora Cox Academy, Dobyns-Bennett High School, Girls Inc., Lynn View Community Center, and the following apartment complexes: Lee, Cloud, Dogwood Terrace, Stone Crest, Holly Hills and Kingsport West.

For more information on the free summer food service program or anticipated meal times for the additional sites, contact Andria Ball, student nutrition services assistant at (423) 378.2113. You can also download the flyer here or by going to, 2016 Summer Camps, Activities & Opportunities!

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is a public school district located in Kingsport, Tenn., serving students in Sullivan and Hawkins county. The district is comprised of 13 schools, including a Pre-K, eight elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and a non-traditional school; with total enrollment over 7,100 students. The vision of Kingsport City Schools is to be, Student Focused … World Class.

KCS has been named the top school district in Tennessee as winner of the 2014 SCORE Prize District Award by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) and has earned the 2014 Achievement Award in the annual Excellence in Tennessee Recognition Program by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNPCE).

For more information on KCS, visit, listen live on WCSK 90.3 FMThe Voice of KCS, read our blog, We Are KCS, or call (423) 378.2100. We’re social too; follow us on Facebook (Kingsport City Schools), Twitter (@KCS_District) and check out our YouTube Channel (KPTSchools).