MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Anthony Geraci has been Executive Director of Nutrition Services for Memphis City Schools for three weeks. He told abc24.com he's excited to be known as a trailblazer.
"This is something that's never been done in this state and Memphis is the first city in Tennessee to launch this program," said Geraci.
The program is called, “Healthy, Hunger Free Kids”, and has been providing after school meals for MCS students for a week so far.
"A couple dinners that we serve are purposeful. They're like a chef salad or fiesta chef salad with chicken, corn and black beans. You wouldn't put a kid in the classroom without a pencil, without a desk, why would you put them in a classroom when they're not ready to learn?" said Geraci.
The program, Healthy, Hunger Free Kids, is funded with federal grant money and is available in seventy Memphis City Schools.