We’re lucky to have a vibrant and growing food scene here in town, and now is a great time to be in Chattanooga. We have wonderful restaurants and chefs providing fine dining experiences, awesome street food (which, at the moment, between Riverbend concessions and this weekend’s Street Food Festival, probably has a lot of us feeling like there just aren’t enough meals in the day), and a variety of farmers markets teeming with local food and flavors.
There are also some great organizations bringing both meals and food to Chattanoogans this summer, and I hope you can all help spread the word. First of all, the YMCA Mobile Fit Summer Food Program is providing free lunches to kids and teens at more than two dozen locations every weekday (and some Saturdays) through Aug. 8. In addition to the meals, there are also activities, educational opportunities and more. This is a great program, and anything you can do to support it—from letting the kids you know about it to being a volunteer—will make it even better.