CHOW Bus food

The CHOW Bus, the city schools’ program that is feeding kids during the COVID-19 shutdown, needs donations, Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland said.

McFarland posted a call to action Tuesday on his mayoral Facebook page.

“We need your help replenishing the pantry,” McFarland wrote. “This program feeds ALL kids 18 and under twice per day and backpacks for the weekend.”

The preferred way to donate is to go online to and click “accepting donations.” The link will go to The City Schools Foundation’s PayPal account.

Or, McFarland wrote, you may drop off food at Murfreesboro City Schools’ office, 2552 South Church St. Drop the items off at the back loading dock. Food coming from a store may be used immediately, but food coming from your house must be quarantined for one week.

Food for backpacks

Here are needs for the backpack feeding program:

  • Chili with beans; beef and macaroni; beef stew; beans and franks; spaghetti and meatballs; (single serving, pop top cans) 7.5 oz.
  • Single serve microwavable mac and cheese
  • Single serve fruit cups
  • Juice box / pouch, 6.75 oz
  • Single serve cereal, 0.75 oz.
  • Snack cracker packages
  • Granola bars

New hours

The CHOW Bus hours have been updated. For more information on locations and times, visit MCS’ Facebook page or download the PDF with this story.

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