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In Alcorn County, Providing Food Integral to Community Outreach

Not having much income has taught Mary Crum, 73, and her daughter, Sherry Hensley, 57, one constant about surviving from one month to the next. “If we don’t really need it, we don’t buy it,” said Mary about purchasing groceries. The two gratefully visited the Church of the Crossroads in Corinth, Miss., on Feb. 3 to pick up an additional week’s worth of food from a Mobile Pantry. Both have been coming to get help at the church’s pantry for several years... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Friday, February 10, 2017
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At Brinkley Heights Ministry: Building Relationships A Key to Helping Clients in Need

Before volunteers offer food, clothes and other provisions to visitors to the Brinkley Heights Ministry Center, they get to know who they are helping. “We meet one on one for counseling before they get supplies. This is intentional and builds relationships, and that helps us help them,” said volunteer Tom Stephenson. Director Sam Wilson said the pantry feeds an average of 45 families weekly. Started and operated through Brinkley Heights Baptist Church in North Memphis, it is... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell at Wednesday, February 1, 2017
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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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Mid-South Food Bank, Tyson Foods team up to fight hunger in the Delta

For the fourth time in six years, Tyson Foods donated more than 34,000 pounds full of chicken products for food insecure households in the Delta, to be distributed through Mid-South Food Bank to Partner Agencies in multiple counties. The Aug. 12 arrival the Tyson truck to its stop at the Tunica Health & Wellness Center was arranged through discussions between Tyson and the Washington, D.C., legislative office of Miss. Congressman Bennie Thompson. “This donation goes a long way... Read More
Posted by Andrew Bell
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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
Posted by Andrew Bell
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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
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