Mid-South Food Bank distributes food to a network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies through our Hunger’s Hope program including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, rehabilitation and residential centers.
Over 455,000 people in our service face food insecurity. Families experiencing this can receive food by visiting a local Partner Agency of Mobile Pantry distribution. We distribute millions of pounds of food a month to hungry families in need.
Hunger’s Hope Partner Agencies
The Hunger’s Hope Partner Agency program provides fresh produce, canned goods, and packaged meat to our network of nearly 300 Partner Agencies in west TN, north MS, and Crittenden County, AR. Agencies order food from our weekly Agency Shopping List and only pay a small handling fee for all food provided.
Mobile Pantry Distribution
A Mobile Pantry is a method of direct client distribution in partnership with an organization that acts as a host site. The Mobile Pantry utilizes refrigerated vehicles to provide nutritional food and snacks in a drive-thru set-up for efficient, safe distribution. The Mobile Pantry is open to those who can show an ID or other proof of residency in the county/zip code designated for distribution.
For more information on becoming a Partner Agency or hosting a Mobile Pantry distribution contact Belynda Terry firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nutrition on Wheels (NOW)
Sponsored by United Healthcare Community Cares, Mid-South Food Bank distributes food to low-income individuals at selected clinics and senior sites. Nutrition on Wheels enhances Mid-South Food Bank's Mobile Pantry Program to serve nearly 39,000 more people a year. Recipients must be referred by participating clinics to receive food.
Mid-South Food Bank offers application assistance for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP benefits (formerly known as food stamps). SNAP is a Federal Nutrition Program that helps low-income people and families buy the food they need for good health. One in five eligible people do not receive benefits because either they do not realize they are eligible, they have misconceptions about those receiving benefits, or lack the technological/transportation resources to apply. If you need any form of food assistance, you are eligible to apply. We have SNAP Outreach Coordinators in TN and MS to help. Contact Keunshea Fleming if you live in MS or Niketah Brooks if you live in TN.