Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City Schools Continue Helping with their Summer Food Programs

Jun 27, 2023 at 07:12 pm by WGNS News

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - The summer feeding program continues in Rutherford County. The county schools are working to provide various venues for the free summer food program, which is open to any Rutherford County child aged 18 and younger (Scroll down for Murfreesboro City Schools Summer Feeding Program Information).

Each week, summer food locations will be open Monday through Thursday, and pickup for food will only occur curbside. Parents and students do not need to enter the building to receive meals.


There will be additional food venues offered in June because the school district is offering learning camps during that month. Adults may purchase breakfast for $2.50 and lunch for $4.25. They do ask for exact change. 

For additional information throughout Rutherford County, including menus in English and Spanish, please visit HERE


MURFREESBORO, TN - Murfreesboro City Schools Nutrition Department is feeding children across the city through their Summer Food Service Program during June and July. 

The CHOW Bus will be hitting the pavement in an effort to provide easier access to healthy and nutritious meals for children ages 18 and under during the summer break. In addition to designated school cafeterias, Patterson Park, McFadden Center, and Discovery Center will serve as summer feeding sites for breakfast and lunch. 

“The school year isn’t the only time children get hungry,” says Sandy Scheele, nutrition supervisor for Murfreesboro City Schools. “The summer food service program allows us to effectively reach our students all year.” 

Children do not have to register in advance, simply stop by one of the locations at the designated times to enjoy a healthy meal.  Murfreesboro City Schools is a district of thirteen schools committed to the academic and personal success of each child. 

The Tennessee Department of Human Services administers the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  Free meals will be available to children 18 years of age and under without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap. 

See below for a complete list of participating locations, dates, and times of meals. 

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