Summer Feeding Program

Summer Feeding will become year long program

The summer feeding program has big plans to expand its reach to offer meals all year. Tennessee State University Extension has offered this program for the last 42 years with the help of many community partners. Now with grant funding from YUSA, NRPA, and Walmart Foundation we will be offering an after school program to allow children access to healthy meals throughout the year.

Summer Feeding offers 21 locations in Dyer and Lake counties that gives free meals at all sites. With help of many churches, Dyersburg Parks and Recreation, Housing Authorities, School Systems, City/County Governments and the YMCA they have added enrichment activities to enhance the program. Last year sites averaged serving 850 children a day during the week. Our goal is to reach 1,200 children each day throughout Dyer and Lake Counties. For more information contact Randy Butler at the Y.