Building Futures lost the federal contract to serve lunches to students in Tennessee and Arkansas; claiming wrongful termination, it is suing DHS.
"An agency that contracted with the Department of Human Services to feed low-income kids in Memphis has filed suit, alleging it was wrongly terminated from the program and the department failed to give it the proper, legally required assistance.
"Building Futures was among the larger non-profit providers of meals and snacks for poor children in Tennessee. It was one of hundreds of non-profit agencies that contract with DHS to distribute food in Tennessee, where one in four children is at risk for hunger. DHS paid Building Futures up to $400,000 per month in 2014 for serving food at 124 sites throughout Shelby County."--Anita Wadhwani, The Tennessean