Walmart, Swift Transportation Hold “Operation Feed” Donation Drive
June 20, 2014
Walmart, Swift Transportation Hold “Operation
Feed” Donation Drive
Memphis, TN (June 20, 2014) – To kick
off its participation in Mid-South Food Bank’s largest food drive of the year,
Operation Feed, Swift Transportation has designated one 18-wheel tractor trailer
at four area Walmart locations one workday at a time June 23-27 in order for
the public to donate non-perishable items and funds.
The donation drive will receive
media exposure, thanks to support from local television broadcasts by Fox 13 and
radio by Clear Channel.
The public is encouraged to drop
off non-perishable food items or money for Mid-South Food Bank - where every $1
donated generates 3 meals - from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. The goal is to completely
fill the tractor trailer with 24 bins full of food for hungry people across 31
counties by the end of the day on Friday.
The Walmart Supercenter locations
for the truck include:
Tuesday, June 24, at 8400 Hwy in Bartlett; Wednesday, June 25, at 6811 Southcrest Pkwy in Southaven, Miss; Thursday, June 26, at 560 W. Poplar Ave in
Collierville; Friday, June 27, at 577 Germantown Pkwy in Cordova.
Operation Feed, held from May
19-July 3, consists of more than 100 area businesses and organizations that
hold creative individual food and fund drives while competing to tally the most
amounts at the end of the period against comparable-sized workplaces. Operation
Feed, held strategically during the summer months when food insecurity spikes,
has collectively accounted for almost $1 million in donations to Mid-South Food
Bank over the past three years and thousands of pounds of food items.
To find out how to get involved or
contribute to the donation drive, contact David Stephens at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at 901.528.1172
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 feeding programs in west Tennessee, north Mississippi and east