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July 18, 2024

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Blue Raider Athletics, United Way Tackle Hunger

The MTSU Blue Raiders will be collecting items until Tuesday, September 19th.

Blue Raider Athletics will be participating in United Way’s Hometown Huddle with this year’s theme centered around tackling hunger.

One in six children live in a food-insecure household so school breaks should not mean hungry children in our community. Become a real MVP by participating in the Hometown Huddle food drive for children in our community.

Middle Tennessee Athletics is making it easy for you to donate by becoming an official collection site, collecting items for United Way until Tuesday, September 19th.

Bring your donated food items to the list below:

  • Murphy Center Athletics Lobby (2650 Middle Tennessee Blvd) | Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm
  • Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours | 8/24 7:30am-9am
  • MTSU Athletics Fan Day | 8/20 3pm-5pm
  • MTSU Women’s Soccer Matches | 8/20, 8/31, 9/3, 9/7
  • MTSU Football vs Murray State | September 16th | Gates Open at 4:30pm

Purchase food items on United Way’s Amazon Wishlist. The items will be shipped directly to United Way’s office. Click here to view the Amazon Wishlist.

Over 31,000 Items Collected and Distributed to Local Children Experiencing Food Insecurity During United Way's Hometown Huddle - WGNS Radio

Hometown Huddle List of Acceptable Foods:

  • Cereal
  • Fruit cups
  • Fruit snacks
  • Granola bars
  • Juice boxes
  • Microwavable macaroni and cheese
  • Peanut butter and crackers
  • Peanuts
  • Pop top, microwavable containers of beef and macaroni, beef stew, beans and franks, spaghetti and meatballs, etc.
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Rice Krispy treats
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Snack cracker packages
  • Trail mix packages

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

For more information on United Way’s Hometown Huddle, visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.