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When Paying the Rent Means Going Hungry

By AIMEE PICCHI MONEYWATCH It is a sign of the uneven economic terrain impeding the recovery: Although U.S. consumer  confidence is at its highest level  in 15 years, a combination of stagnant wages and surging housing costs are leaving millions of people scrambling to afford food.  Forty-one percent of cities surveyed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors reported an increase in demand for emergency food assistance. More than half of the Americans applying for... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Providing Nutritious Foods - An Integral Part of Fighting Hunger

What we eat is directly related to the health of our bodies. Without eating the proper nutrients the body can not maintain its health, which becomes more devastating for those who are in need of food. This is why Eyewear Gallery is listed as an offsite donation drop off and continues to support the Mid-south Food Bank. As we fight hunger in the south, we would like to remind you that not only the amount you eat is important but what you eat is also important. Healthy eating leads to healthy... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Friday, December 16, 2016
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'Invest An Acre' Magnifies Feeding of Hungry Help Via Ag Community

Three young Tunica farmers, cousins Michael and Patrick Johnson and partner Buddy Allen, show   they mean business ­­ the benevolent business of feeding a need by putting their money where their their community's hungriest mouths are.... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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MLK Day Celebration Includes Donation Drive at NCRM

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at the the National Civil RIghts Museum in Downtown Memphis will once again include a food donation collection from the public. Bring can food items to donate at the Museum on Jan. 16 and receive $2 off the $5 Museum admission ticket. This event collectively over the past 9 years has generated thousands of meals to food-insecure individuals and families across the Mid-South. For more information about the National Civil RIghts... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Friday, December 9, 2016
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For Homeless, A Soup Kitchen Resembling ‘Paradise'

St. Mary’s Awarded Partner Agency of the Year O ver the past six years Martin Johnson can relay stories of homeless men and women who “made it” off the streets. As the supervisor of the longest continuing soup kitchen in the U.S., St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, Martin refers to one man, Tony, once a regular visitor to the Monday through Saturday morning meal line near St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, as one of many success stories. “I saw Tony every... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell
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Nutritious Meals Mean Happy, Healthy Hearts for Recovering Veterans

James Smith was addicted to drugs and living on the streets when he reached a crossroad. It happened in an unplanned moment of self-reflection in the bathroom at his sister’s home. That’s when he looked up into a mirror and he didn’t like what he saw, didn’t like what he had become. “It was not me, and I knew that I was going to either hell or jail, he said. “So I decided to get help.” A Memphis native and Carver High School graduate of 1975,... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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Food Bank holds first Mobile Pantry in Shelby County

While Mid-South Food Bank regularly distributes thousands of pounds of food, including fresh produce, to underserved food insecure areas monthly through its Mobile Pantry Program, it recently held its first distribution in Shelby County. Collaborating with Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, a Food Bank Partner Agency, about 200 households received boxes of food at the parking lot of the Holy Church of the Resurrection on Nov. 7. (Watch a video clip on the event online at ... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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Action Month Ends - Turkey Drive Starts

As Hunger Action Month (HAM) comes to an end, we can reflect at a particularly busy and productive September at Mid-South Food Bank. Events have included the annual Miles for Meals Family Festival at Overton Park, the kickoff to the Kroger-led Million Meals Challenge (an ongoing contest to raise dollars/food among Miss. State, Ole Miss and the University of Memphis), food and money donation drives at both musical concerts (Widespread Panic) and stage performances (Bolton High’s Greater... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Friday, January 1, 2016
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