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Free food pantries in Rutherford County Tennessee.

Assistance from food pantries ranges from emergency boxes of groceries to hot meals and more. Rutherford County residents can turn to these centers, most of which are run by local churches or charities, for help during their time of need. Find free food banks, pantries and soup kitchens near you below, or find a free referral number at the bottom of the page for more referrals.

Not only may an income qualified family in Rutherford County TN receive a free box of food, but the locations offer other forms of support too. Some of them may provide fin financial aid for certain household expenses, however that is not common. Much more likely is non-monetary aid, and that will of course range from food but can also include personal hygiene items, clothes for work or school from a clothing closet, or Thanksgiving or Christmas meals.

The main locations in Rutherford County Tennessee are below. For more information on their services, or to apply for help, an appointment is often required.

Nourish Food Bank - formerly known as Smyrna-Lavergne EFB
130 Richardson Street, Smyrna, TN 37167 all 615-355-0697.
Another site is at 1801 Memorial Blvd in Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Smyrna site hours are M-F (except holidays) and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The hours are 10 am- 2 pm (CST)
Murfreesboro pantry is open 10 am- 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The hours are Thursday from 3:30 pm- 7:30 pm.

Lascassas United Methodist Church
Address is 4665 East Jefferson Pike
Lascassas, Tennessee 37085
Volunteers pass out food, off counseling, referrals, and other support.

Greenhouse Ministries
309 S Spring Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Main phone number is 615-494-0499. The hours are Tuesday – Friday from 9am-4pm.




The Journey Home
Location - 308 West Castle Street
Murfreesboro, 37129
Call 615-809-2644

Salvation Army Thrift Store and Food Pantry
1137 West Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Call 615-895-7071 for details.
An emergency food pantry is on site. The regional charity also has a shelter, financial aid for bills, and clothing center. Or inquire into the Angel Tree Christmas meal and toys program. There are also free Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas meals or food baskets. More on free food assistance Salvation Army Rutherford County.

Murfreesboro Seven Day Adventist Church
Address of food pantry is 2815 Elam Rd
Murfreesboro, TN 37127
Main phone - 615- 896-5925

New Life Christian Church
343 Rucker Rd.
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37128
(615) 593-1741
The food programs is known as Feeding The Five Thousand.

Victory Christian Center
1641 Middle Tn Blvd
Murfreesboro, 37130
Phone - 615-893-5683
The hours are limited, and are only 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30am. Canned food, clothing for families in poverty, and other assistance is available.





Smyrna Church of Christ
205 Front Street
Smyrna, Tennessee 37167
Main phone - 615-459-3217

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency/Rutherford
1406-A West College Street
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
Phone – 615-893-8938
Appointments are required. Get applications for SNAP food stamps or free school lunches, linkage to pantries, and apply for government aid.

New Beginning Church at Rockvale
9303 Rockvale Road
Rockvale, TN 37153
Main phone number is 615-556-0412

Community Helpers
They are a charity with multiple social services. Whether clothes, or free groceries or personal hygiene supplies, resources are offered. They also offer advice, information on government benefits, SNAP food stamps, and other goods. Find Community Helpers programs.

Highland Heights Church of Christ
Main address - 785 South Lowry Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Telephone: 615-459-4071
The Rutherford County food pantry has fruits, non-perishable groceries, and more for the low income.

LaVergne First United Methodist Church
Main address is 248 Waldron Road
LaVergne, Tennessee 37086
Main phone - 615-793-6631

Fellowship United Methodist Church
Address is 2511 Hwy 99
Murfreesboro, 37128

Loving Care Ministry
Main address is 1901 Florence Road
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129
Telephone number is 615-890-9704





Midland Baptist Church
Main address is 3109 Midland Fosterville Road
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
For intake, dial 615-713-0572
There is an emergency distribution service as well.

Rutherford County Food Bank (in McFadden Community Center)
Address is 211 Bridge Ave.- Murfreesboro, Tennessee
615 895.1148
Hours are Open Monday-Friday 10:00-2:30. Note the site is also available outside hours for emergency assistance. For after hours service, dial 615 907.9664.
Serving Rutherford County residents including families, children, teens, seniors and all individuals in need of assists with food.

River of Life Church
596 Sam Ridley Parkway
Smyrna, TN 37167
Call 615-459-2533

Jesus Extended Hand
Address of the pantry is 616 Cranor Road
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Dial the charity at 615-335-2464

St. Luke's Catholic Church - Food Pantry
Address: 10682 Old Nashville Highway
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 355-1784
The free pantry supplies bags of groceries, fruits, and more to LaVergne as well as Smyrna residents only. The location is only open Tuesday and Wednesday.

Heartland Baptist Church
307 East Jefferson Pike
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Main phone - (615) 890-3834
This non-profit partners with local soup kitchen and food banks. They stock those facilities, and residents can get referrals.

Rutherford County EFB
211 Bridge Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
(615) 895-1148
Applicants that meet income guidelines are supplied with basic food items, groceries, canned goods and more for several meals to last approximately 4 days. There may also be household cleaning supplies, toiletries, holiday meals and money.







St Rose of Lima Catholic Church
1601 North Tennessee Boulevard
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 692-0159
A walk in pantry is on site. There is also financial aid for utility bills, medications, and more.

West Main Mission
1400-B West College Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893-8912
Emergency food pantry is on site. There are also low cost take out meals for transient, children or local homeless individuals.

Information on additional free food resources in Rutherford County

For more information on pantries, Meals on Wheels for the homebound, and emergency assistance, dial 615.329.3491. A regional food bank partners with dozens of charities to feed the working poor and struggling. There are other free food pantries and/or soup kitchens that may be near you in Rutherford County Tennessee.


By Jon McNamara

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