Many children in Murfreesboro live in an atmosphere where grocery items are not available to them when they get out of school at the end of the day. In fact, a lot of children receive their only nutritional meal while at school. That is why WGNS has teamed up with GAP, which stands for the Grocery Assistance Program.
WGNS is currently collecting non-perishable food items to help provide weekend food for one of the local schools to hand out to students and their families when school begins again. The food will be used in the schools ATLAS program.
Reports indicate that in the last two years the number of students experiencing homelessness just in Rutherford County has grown from 817 in 2014 to over 1200 this year.
You can drop off non-perishable food items at WGNS today. Stop by our Murfreesboro studios at 306 South Church Street next to the Murfreesboro Police Department. The food you drop off will be given to families and children in need this school year.