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Free food pantries and groceries in Rutherford County Tennessee.

Assistance from food pantries ranges from free emergency boxes of groceries to hot meals, personal hygiene supplies and more. Low-income families in the Smyrna or Murfreesboro TN area or people with no money residents can turn to these distribution centers, most of which are run by local churches or charities. Find free food banks, pantries and soup kitchens near you in Rutherford County, 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 today, but the locations offer other forms of support too. Some of them may provide free pet food, baby formula or applications to SNAP, 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, meat, fresh fruit or dairy, Meals on Wheels for senior citizens, or Thanksgiving or Christmas meals. Or learn how to eat healthy on a low-income.

The main locations in Rutherford County Tennessee, including drive thru pantries, are below. A focus is on free groceries and food for single mothers, seniors, and the unemployed. For more information on their services, or to apply for help, an appointment is often required.

Free food giveaways in Rutherford County TN and hot meals

Nourish Food Bank - formerly known as Smyrna-Lavergne EFB
130 Richardson Street, Smyrna, TN 37167 all 615-355-0697.
Smyrna site hours are M-F (except holidays) and 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. The hours are 10 am- 2 pm (CST). There are free groceries, canned groceries, infant formula, and other items, including hot meals for homeless people in Rutherford County.

Lascassas United Methodist Church
Address is 4665 East Jefferson Pike, Lascassas, Tennessee 37085. Call 615-895-5054
Volunteers pass out food, off counseling, referrals, and other support.

Greenhouse Ministries
307 S Academy St, 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, soup kitchen for breakfast or lunch, and clothing center. Or inquire into the Angel Tree Christmas program for the low-income, which also gives out ingredients, a ham, or dessert. 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. Call (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
112 Division St, Smyrna, TN 37167. Main phone - 615-459-3217

Smyrna First United Methodist Church
301 Sam Davis Rd., Smyrna TN, 37167. Call 615-459-2826
The free food pantry will have stuff such as Canned chicken or other meats, Peanut butter, Nut, Dairy, cereal, rice and Spam as well as other goods. They also deliver meals to the homebound in Smyrna, give out produce and other items.

The Community Church
132 Saint Andrews Drive, Murfreesboro TN 37128. Main phone - 615-686-1160





The Destiny Center
The food pantry is at 1510 Memorial Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Call 615-907-0185
A free pantry helps people in an emergency. Whether a free box of food, personal hygiene items including soap or toilet paper, or a free holiday meal basket at Christmas or Thanksgiving, help is offered.

Highland Heights Church of Christ
785 South Lowry Street, Smyrna TN 37167. Call 615-459-4071

Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency/Rutherford
412 E Vine St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. 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. There is free canned food, groceries, perishable items and even baby formula may be acquired as well as low-income family applications to SNAP benefits, or food stamps.

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. Call 615-893-4659Free food bank Rutherford County TN

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. Call  (615) 893-1802 or 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
8200 Safari Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167. Call 615-459-2533

St. Luke's Catholic Church - Food Pantry
Address: 10682 Old Nashville Hwy, Smyrna, TN 37167. Phone: (615) 459-9672
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, Dial (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. Dial (615) 692-0159
A walk in pantry is on site. There is also financial aid for utility bills, medications, and more. Get items such as Canned tuna or salmon, eggs, dairy, and free Thanksgiving dinners for single mothers in Rutherford County or a hot meal for homeless adults.

West Main Mission
225 W College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130. Main Phone: (615) 895-1887
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 near you that are open today, Meals on Wheels for the homebound, and emergency assistance, dial 615.329.3491. A regional Feeding America - Second Harvest 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.


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