Mid-South Food Bank’s Retail Store Donation Program works alongside the local grocery industry to reduce food waste. We collect perishable and shelf-stable food that retail stores are unable to sell. This can include, but not limited to, frozen meat, fresh produce, canned goods, close-dated bakery, dairy, and other refrigerated items. We distribute the products through our Partner Agencies to food-insecure neighbors in our 31-county service area.
Benefits of Being a Mid-South Food Bank Retail Partner
- You reduce waste and disposal costs.
- You receive tax benefits.
- You provide thousands of meals to hungry children, families, and seniors.
Mid-South Food Bank or an affiliated Partner Agency can pick-up donations on a scheduled basis. We ask that you designate an area in store for food donations. Feeding America has the most retail donor’s food safety guidelines and the best donation processes available.
Please contact our Food Resource Manager for more information on how to become a community partner at 901.373.0405.