Empty Bowls Fundraiser Helps to Feed Preschoolers

Thirty Families Provided Crock Pots & Family Food Boxes

Like arranging pieces to a jigsaw puzzle, a collaborative effort to help food-insecure families receive more food in a hardscrabble area of North Memphis is fitting together perfectly. Beginning in January, 30 families, including 98 children, are getting boxes of nutritious food items for every weekend through the end of the current school year. {Read Story Here}

  'Critically Vital'

Increase in Mobile Pantry Means Increase in Community Impact


Recently, Mid-South Food Bank was awarded a $10,000 grant from the Tennessee Valley Authority to bolster food assistance in rural areas like Lauderdale through an increase in distribution through Mobile Pantries. {Read Story Here}

New Tax Bill Expected to Scale up Food Bank Donations

Farmers' hearts may be in the right place and they don't want to see crops rot in a field, but at the same time, it may cost them money to get it out of the field and donate it.  {Read Story Here}


Retail Pickup Program Fills Bellies, Freezers

The 200 or so men gathered for dinner came as they were called, by rows, to pick up a plate generously filled with smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, corn pudding and bread.  {Read Story Here}


Home-Cooked Meals Part of the Healing Process for Homeless Vets at Alpha Omega

Alpha Omega Veterans Services opened 28 years ago, shortly after the Food Bank did, and the two organizations immediately connected. {Read Story Here}


Pediatricians To Inquire At Checkups: "Are You Hungry?"

From National Public Radio - An estimated 7.9 million kids in the U.S. live in food-insecure households. This means there's not always enough to eat at home. To get families talking, the American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that pediatricians screen all children for food insecurity  {Read Story Here}


Fed Officials: Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste

Word that Americans throw away about one-third of our available food has been getting around. Now there's an official goal aimed at reducing that waste.  {Read Story Here}

     

Hoops City Donation Drives

Bring canned food or make a $ donation at Grizzlies game, Feb. 24, and Tigers game, Feb. 25.

 

FedEx Forum


The Glo Run

Race Benefits Food Bank 

Volunteers Needed - click here or email crockett@midsouthfoodbank.org

March 12 @ Shelby farms park



Eyewear Gallery Food Drive

Drop off Nonperishable Food Items

428 Perkins Ext.



Additional Food Bank Donation Drop Off Sites: 

*Beth Shalom Synagogue; *Two Men & A Truck; *Cumberland Presbyterian Church


        


Winter Newsletter


Million Meals Challenge

Choose Your School in Fight vs. Hunger 

text a $10 donation (30 meals) for your school at:  

MMC Tigers at 501501

MMC Rebels at 501501

MMC Dawgs at 501501

Invest An Acre

Farmers Devote Portion of Crops to Help Local Pantry

Click Here



Organizing A Food Drive: Click here for more information