Hometown Huddle

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 2022 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 of students.


2022 Collected Items Intake

Drop off all collected food items during the following times.

October 25th from 12:00 - 4:00 PM

October 26th from 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130


2022 Sort-a-Thon

All previously collected items will be sorted and packed on October 27th from 9:00 - 11:00 AM.

Patterson Park Community Center
521 Mercury Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

Please join us for the zoom kick-off meeting for this year's Hometown Huddle on September 14th, at 9:00 AM.

Click here to register.

Click here to view sponsorship opportunities.

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


  • Cereal (0.75 oz.)
  • Cereal Bars
  • Chicken or Tuna (canned pop-top or vacuum-packed)
  • Cookies
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Juice Boxes (6.75 oz.)
  • Microwavable macaroni and cheeese
  • Pastas
  • Peanut butter crackers and cheese crackers
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts
  • Pop Tarts
  • Pop-top, microwavable containers of beef and macaroni, beef stew, beans and franks, spaghetti and meatballs, chilli with beans, etc. (7.5 oz.)
  • Pudding Cups
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Snack cracker packages
  • Trail mix packages
  • Jello and pudding cups
  • Cans of soup or microwavable mini cups of soup

Click here to view our Amazon Wishlist. 

Items can be dropped off at the following locations:

Journeys in Community Living
1130 Haley Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37129


Wilson Bank & Trust
1330 Memorial Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

710 NW Broad Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

4195 Franklin Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

2640 S. Church St.
Murfreesboro, TN 37127

210 Commerce Drive
Smyrna, TN 37167


Old Time Pottery
480 River Rock Blvd.
Murfreesboro, TN 37128


Fifth Third Bank
475 Sam Ridley Parkway W
Smyrna, TN 37167

2437 Old Fort Parkway
Murfreesboro, TN 37128

1861 Memorial Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN37129

2927 S. Rutherford Blvd
Murfreesboro, TN37130

2950 S Church St
Murfreesboro, TN37127