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Walmart, Swift Transportation Hold “Operation Feed” Donation Drive

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 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 Arkansas.