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8-year-old notices friend was denied a hot lunch due to lack of money, buys lunch for 295 kids

An 8-year-old with a heart of gold. This third grader from Michigan decided to take matter s into his own hands when he noticed his friend was denied a hot lunch at school because he didn’t have money in his account. Cayden Taipalus, a student at Challenger Elementary in Howell was appalled since he saw his friend receive a cheese sandwich instead of a hot lunch because his account was short. His mother, Amber Melke-Peters said, he went home that day and was clearly upset about... Read More
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Hernando Churches Unite to Feed Families Over Summer

M ore than 25 volunteers gathered inside Hernando United Methodist Church to pack two weeks’ worth of food boxes for 35 families, including 99 children, 49 adults and eight seniors. Most volunteers returned later in the day to deliver the boxes into families’ vehicles. It is an effort with financial support from a group of churches through Mid-South Food Bank, to help many of the same families who benefit from the assistance program called Backpack Angels that provides over 200... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 0 comments
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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 | 0 comments
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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 | 0 comments
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Farm Bill Sheds Light On Food Insecurity

Farm Bill Shines Light On Food Insecurity Legislators tackling the renewal of the farm bill, and within it, the SNAP program, which is the official acronym for food stamps, has been the subject of Congress and in the news lately. While the bill carries political overtures, its spotlight offers an opportunity for addressing food insecurity by better informing the public about a serious problem too often dismissed, overlooked or underestimated, and through existing outreaches like Mid-South... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Monday, September 16, 2013 | 0 comments
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