Salvation Army and Mid-South Food bank host drive-thru pantry

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two organizations are helping to feed families across the Mid-South who lost their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.

The Salvation Army is partnering with the Mid-South Food Bank to host a drive-thru mobile pantry.

In the past, the Salvation Amry has helped more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and other difficulties.

The Salvation Army of Memphis’ Kroc Center on East Parkway South in Midtown will serve as the drive-through site for Shelby County residents on Monday, March 30 and Monday, April 6, beginning at 11 a.m.

“The Mid-South Food Bank and The Salvation Army have a long history of working together to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community,” said Cathy Pope, president and CEO of the Mid-South Food Bank. “We are glad to partner during this time of escalated need due to COVID-19.”

The first 250 households will be served each day upon completing a verification form on site.

Individuals must show photo ID or other proof of residency.

Volunteers will put food in families’ cars to limit contact and potential Coronavirus spread.

To reach the organization for help or to donate, you can visit www.kettle365.org.