CHOW Buses Deliver Meals to Students in Need This Summer


Murfreesboro City Schools’ Nutrition Department will sponsor the free Summer Food Service Program at 28 locations through July 26, 2019.

Designated school cafeterias, Patterson Park, McFadden Center, Discovery Center and Olive Branch Church will serve as summer feeding sites for breakfast and lunch. Additionally, four buses will distribute food to nearly 20 feeding sites over the summer months.

The Combating Hunger on Wheels Bus (CHOW Bus), CHOW XL, Sprout and CHOW TOO buses will be hitting the pavement in an effort to provide easier access to free healthy and nutritious meals for students age 18 and under during the summer break.

The CHOW buses will act as mobile dining rooms and serve meals to areas of Murfreesboro that are not in walking distance of a permanent site.

“The summer food service program allows us to effectively reach our students all year,” says Sandy Scheele, MCS Nutrition Supervisor. “Children are still hungry in the summer when the schools are closed. The CHOW buses allow us to go to the neighborhoods and feed the children.”

This will be the sixth year meals are provided via the CHOW Buses and the eighteenth year for the MCS Summer Food Service Program. The program will run May 28 through July 26. For a complete list of participating locations, dates and times of meals, visit the MCS website.

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.