AutoZone Employees To Pack 1,000 Mid-South Food Bank Kids BackPacks
June 02, 2014
AutoZone Employees To Pack 1,000 Mid-South
Food Bank Kids BackPacks
Memphis, TN (June 2, 2014) – As
part of AutoZone Inc.’s 35th anniversary, approximately 100
employees at the Memphis-based global headquarters will be volunteering on June
4 to pack healthy meals for Kids BackPacks, a Mid-South Food Bank Child Hunger
initiative. AutoZone has been a strong supporter of Kids BackPacks since 2008
and currently is the corporate sponsor of Kids BackPacks for about 300 students
at Knight Road Elementary School in Memphis.
“The fact that AutoZone would
include this volunteer effort as a part of its anniversary is outstanding and
is an indicator of how much the company values helping the local community and
specifically making a difference in helping the Food Bank tackle hunger,” said
Shelley Alley, Mid-South Food Bank chief development officer.
From 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., AutoZone
employees in an assembly-line fashion will be packing more than 1,000 boxes
with 11 nutritious food items, including milk, fruit, protein and vegetables.
The boxes will later be distributed that day by AutoZone to Mid-South Food
The food will then be designated
for Kids BackPacks, which provide hungry Mid-South children with six
nutritious, easy-to-serve meals every weekend. Overall, the program distributes
meals to almost 2,000 children during the school calendar year and nearly 900
during the summer when school is closed.
AutoZone’s headquarters is at 123
S. Front St. Mid-South Food Bank is located at 239 S. Dudley St.
For more information, contact Jenny
Turner Koltnow, Director of Communications & Community Relations, Customer
Satisfaction at AutoZone Inc. by calling 901.495.6058 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, contact Andrew Bell, Mid-South
Food Bank Marketing Manager, at 901.373.0406 or email@example.com
The Mid-South Food Bank’s mission is to fight hunger
through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food, and
through education and advocacy. A member
of Feeding America, Mid-South Food Bank supplies food and other grocery items
to charitable programs in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and east Arkansas. www.midsouthfoodbank.org