Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City school districts announce 2022 summer feeding program

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Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City school districts plan to keep local schoolchildren from going hungry this summer through the annual Summer Food Service.

“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.”

The feeding program schedule runs during June and July and summer food locations will be open Monday through Friday only. Each district has their own distribution locations and times.

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The Tennessee Department of Human Services administers the summer feeding program under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Free meals will be available to any children 18 years old and younger.

City Schools CHOW Bus

The MCS CHOW Bus will be hitting the pavement will be serving from designated school cafeterias. Other feeding stops will include Patterson Park Community Center, McFadden Center, Discovery Center at Murfree Spring and a handful of apartment complexes.

Children do not have to register in advance. Simply stop by one of the locations at the designated times. Breakfast and lunch meals will be served.

Here is a schedule of times and locations.

Children check their trays before leaving with a lunch from the CHOW Bus during a stop at Campus Villa Apartments.
JIM DAVIS/FOR THE DNJ
Children check their trays before leaving with a lunch from the CHOW Bus during a stop at Campus Villa Apartments. JIM DAVIS/FOR THE DNJ

• Cason Lane Academy

Breakfast: 7:15-8 a.m.

Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-noon

• Hobgood Elementary

Breakfast: 7:15-8 a.m.

Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-noon

• Northfield Elementary

Breakfast: 7:15-8 a.m.

Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-noon

• John Pittard Elementary

Breakfast: 7:15-8 a.m.

Lunch: 10:45 a.m.-noon

• The Discovery Center

Breakfast: 8:30-9 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

• McFadden Center

Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

• Patterson Park

Breakfast: 9-9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:30 p.m.

• Chariot Pointe Apartments

Breakfast: 8-8:15 a.m.

Lunch: 11-11:20 a.m.

• The 902 Apartments

Breakfast: 8:25-8:40 a.m.

Lunch: 11:30-11:50 a.m.

• Rolling Acres Apartments

Breakfast: 8:50-9:05 a.m.

Lunch: 12-12:15 p.m.

• Spring Valley Apartments

Breakfast: 9:10-9:25 a.m.

Lunch: 12:20-12:35 p.m.

• Abbington Apartments

Breakfast: 9:30-9:45 a.m.

Lunch: 12:40-12:55 p.m.

• Green Meadows Apartments

Breakfast: 8:30-8:45 a.m.

Lunch: 11:20-11:35 a.m.

A child leaves the CHOW Bus with a lunch as the bus made a stop at Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.
A child leaves the CHOW Bus with a lunch as the bus made a stop at Campus Villa Apartments on Greenland Drive in Murfreesboro.

Rutherford County Schools

In addition to providing food for children, Rutherford County Schools will offer meals to adults for a minimal charge. Adult breakfast meals are available for $2 and lunch is $3.80 (exact change is required).

From June 3-30, you can pick up breakfast and lunch at the same time at the following locations:

  • Barfield Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Blackman Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Browns Chapel Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Christiana Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Lascassas Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • La Vergne Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Whitworth Buchanan Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Rocky Fork Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Roy Waldron Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Siegel Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Smyrna Elementary:  9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Stewarts Creek Elementary: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Stewarts Creek Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • Rock Springs Elementary: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

  • Blackman High: 10-11 a.m.

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From July 1-22, you can pick up breakfast and lunch at the same time at the following locations:

  • Cedar Grove Elementary: 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • John Colemon Elementary: 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Oakland High: 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Blackman High: 10-11 a.m.

  • Smyrna Primary: 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Stewartsboro Elementary: 10:30 a.m.-noon

  • Whitworth Buchanan Middle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Two library locations are also available for lunch:

  • Murfreesboro Library, Vine Street: 10:3011:30 a.m.

  • Smyrna Library: 10:30 a.m.-noon

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This article originally appeared on Murfreesboro Daily News Journal: Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City schools summer feeding set