Former Grizzlies star Zach Randolph helping to feed families in Memphis this Thanksgiving

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mobile food pantries have continued across the Mid-South since the start of the pandemic.

Many mobile food pantries are limited this week as we approach the Thanksgiving holiday.

Two days before Thanksgiving lines of people wait in hopes to get food for the holiday.

Lines of people stretching as long as 17 city blocks waited to get their hands on much-needed food in time for Thanksgiving.

As the days get closer the opportunity to get food from mobile food pantries is becoming limited in Memphis.

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“I know this is a tough time and I know people need it,” former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph said.

Tuesday former Memphis Grizzlies star Zach Randolph stepped in donating more than 500 baskets to families.

“This is how I get my blessings. You know I was one who grew up with a single mother going through tough times so I been there,” Randolph said.

Randolph says he knows how hard it’s been for families all across the country.

that’s why he wanted to do his part to help those in Memphis, a city he’s called home for years.

“I been doing this for a long time. It’s my tenth year doing it in Memphis. I’m going to keep on going and try to make this thing bigger. If we can feed a thousand families next year that’s what we will do,” Randolph said.

Below is a list of other mobile food pantry opportunities this week:

Tues., Nov. 24

Fayette Cty, TN- Lagoshen MBC, 490 Lagoshen Moscow 38057, 9 a.m.

Dyer Cty, TN- 114 W. Main Newbern 38059, 10 a.m. - Noon

Lauderdale Cty, TN- FUMC Lauderdale, 145 S. Main Ripley 38063, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Lafayette, MS- First Baptist Oxford, 800 Van Buren Ave. Oxford 38655, 10 a.m.

Quitman Cty, MS- 801 Main St. Sledge 38670, 10 a.m. Kid-Friendly

Wed., Nov. 25

Memphis, Idlewild Presbyterian, 1750 Union Ave. 38104, 9 a.m.

Memphis, St. Patrick, 277 S. 4th St. 38126, 9 a.m.

Fayette Cty, TN- 210 Jackson ST. 38036, 10 a.m. Kid-Friendly

DeSoto Cty, MS- Brown Baptist, 980 Stateline Rd. Southaven 38671, 9 a.m.

Tunica Cty, MS- 1st Presbyterian, 3873 US 61 Tunica 38676, Noon PRE REGISTER 662.363.8593

Marshall Cty, MS- Redeemed Fellowship, 525 JM Ash Dr. Holly Springs 38635, 10 a.m.