Mid-South Food Bank plans largest one-day feeding event in its history

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mid-South Food Bank plans to feed 5,000 people in one day.

The City-Wide Feeding Day will be the largest one-day feeding event in the food bank’s 40-year history.

Right now, more than 136,000 people in Shelby County are living food-insecure. Meaning, they do not have access to, or the ability to purchase, enough nutritious food to live a healthy life.

On August 27 Mid-South Food Bank plans to feed thousands of people in need through a Mobile Pantry setup in the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium parking lot.

Those in need will also be able to pick up household items such as cleaning supplies as well as diapers, period products, and adult incontinences products through the Food Bank’s Bare Needs Diaper Bank program.

Anyone who needs assistance is encouraged to pre-register at the following locations and times.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

• North Frayser Community Center – 255 St. Elmo Ave., Memphis, TN 38127

• The Life of Liberty – 749 Tate Ave., Memphis, TN 38126

• Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library – 3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

• Mid-South Food Bank – 3865 S. Perkins Rd., Memphis, TN 38118

Mid-South Food Bank is looking for sponsors and the support of 250 volunteers to make the City-Wide Feeding Day a success.

“The is an effort to feed a large portion of the community, and we need the community’s support to pull it off,” says Louis Vick, Director of Agency Relations and Program Services. “The Mid-South is a giving community that supports and nurtures our own so I know it’s possible.”

For more information on sponsorships, how to volunteer, and receive assistance during the City-Wide Feeding Day, CLICK HERE.