Hometown Huddle

Presented by Taylor Farms


1 in 6 children live in a food-insecure household. Not only is this a physical health concern, but it can be crucial to the development of healthy mindsets. One of the greatest obstacles in eating healthy food can be a lack of accessibility.

United Way fights for each child in our community to have the resources and opportunities to achieve optimal physical and mental health. Hometown Huddle 2023 is tackling hunger because school breaks should not mean hungry children in our community. Join groups of volunteers during Hometown Huddle as they provide opportunities to promote healthy eating and physical activity for students.

Hometown Huddle Collection Drive takes place August 15th through September 20th. 

Hometown Huddle Collection Intake Days

Tuesday, September 19th from 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Wednesday, September 20th from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
at Patterson Park Community Center
521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Murfreesboro

Hometown Huddle Sort-a-thon

Thursday, September 21st from 9:00 - 11:00 AM
at Patterson Park Community Center
521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Murfreesboro

Sorry we missed you! See information below on how to be involved. 

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

For more information or to sign up as a sponsor, contact Kara.Carpenter@yourlocaluw.org by August 7th.

All items should be single servings and should not require refrigeration.


  • Cereal/oatmeal - single serve packs
  • Hormel Compleats
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Juice Boxes
  • Microwavable mac and cheese
  • Peanut butter
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Rice Krispy Treats / other individually packaged treats
  • Individual Pop Tarts packs
  • Jello and pudding cups
  • Microwavable single serve soup
  • Tuna/Chicken packets

Click here to view the Amazon Wishlist. 

Don't forget, you can have items delivered directly to the United Way offices at checkout! Shopping made easy.

Limited volunteer positions are available on September 19, 20 and 21st. Volunteers must register on the Volunteer Connect website. Click here to view all available volunteer spots.


  Journeys in Community Living

  • 1130 Haley Road Murfreesboro, TN 37129

  MTSU Athletics (See specific dates, times, and locations below)

  • MT Fan Day - Aug 20th, 3-5 PM (Floyd Stadium)
  • MT SOC - Aug 20th, 6 PM (Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium)
  • MT SOC - Aug 31st, 7PM MT SOC - Sept 3rd 1 PM
  • MT SOC - Sept 7th, 6 PM
  • MT FB - Sept 16th, 6 PM (Floyd Stadium) 

  Ann Hoke & Associates

  • 210 Robert Rose Dr., Suite A Murfreesboro, TN 37129

  Wilson Bank

  • 3110 Memorial Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • 710 NW Broad St., Murfreesboro, TN 37129
  • 2640 S. Church St., Murfreesboro, TN 37127
  • 4195 Franklin Rd., Murfreesboro, TN 37128
  • 210 Commerce Drive, Smyrna, TN 37167