Mid-South Food Bank Acquires Warehouse
April 01, 2014
South Food Bank
Food Bank has acquired a warehouse for the relocation and expanded operations
to better fight hunger in the Mid-South. The approximately 228,000-square-foot
building at 3834 Knight Road in southeast Memphis was purchased Nov. 18 for
building fits strategically into the Food Bank’s growth projections that
include expanding its present distribution of 15 million pounds of food in
2013-’14 to 25 million pounds annually by 2018.
operations are based out of two dilapidated warehouses. Both the facility at
239 Dudley and second one at 1269 Heistan Place are more than 30 years old.
Food Bank President and CEO Estella Mayhue-Greer said maintaining operations
from the organization’s current sites are both cost-prohibitive due to ongoing
maintenance costs and restrictive due to limited space.
insecurity in the Mid-South and related challenges are not slowing down,” she
said. “In order for the Food Bank to keep pace, we must operate in a more
are approximately 416,000 people in the Mid-South Food Bank’s service area in
31 counties who face food insecurity. The Food Bank’s 300 programs, including
providing food to 201 Partner Agencies, distribute food to almost half of that
decision to purchase the property was timely, based on changing market
Food Bank has been looking at property for three years. The timing of
purchasing the property was appropriate because we were able to acquire it at
an incredible price,” Mayhue-Greer said.