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Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Food Programs

Mission: The Food Bank''s mission is to fight hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food and through education and advocacy. Almost 20,000 people a week depend on food from The Food Bank for their next meal; more than 30% are children. Non-profit agencies and qualified faith-based programs in TN, AR, and MS save $17 million a year in food costs and can use their resources to help

Results: Since 2981, Mid-South Food Bank has distributed more than 260,000,000 pounds of food and grocery items to its network of charitable agencies. Other programs include Kids Cafe that serves a balanced meal to children twice a week in a restaurant-like setting; Food for Kids BackPack program that provides easy to open and prepare food to meet children's food needs over the weekend; and the Mobile Pantry that provides food to smaller pantries in underserved counties. .

Target demographics: The Food Bank fights hunger by efficiently collecting and distributing wholesome food and through education and advocacy. It distributes food to 325 agencies and churches that feed needy and hungry people in 31 Mid-South counties in TN, MS and AR

Direct beneficiaries per year: The agenices work with individuals; The Food Bank distributes the food to them.

Geographic areas served: TN, MS and AR

Programs: The Food Bank is the only organization, public or private, in the Mid-South to supply food to any qualified charitable feeding program.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Mid-South Food Bank has ALWAYS done an excellent job of serving Memphis, TN and the MId-South. Their passion to see hunger eliminated is infectious. I am so grateful that we have an organization that operates with such excellence.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i need to mention that i am married to the person who is currently president and ceo of the midsouth food bank. because of that i have experience in observing how the midsouth food bank serves people in our area who are in need of one of life's essentials. you might know that throughout the midsouth (memphis - and many counties in western tennessee, northern mississippi and crittendon county, arkansas) there are food pantries operated by volunteers from, mostly churches, that are enabled to serve people who would otherwise go hungry with food provided by the midsouth food bank. this food is provided at no cost to the food pantries who pay only a small handling cost. i know of no complaints on the part of food pantries at the friendly and efficient service they receive. the midsouth food bank does a hugely effective job at soliciting receiving and distributing free food and the same at raising money for efficient food purchases and operations. all this is done in spirit ad practice of honest give and take, of respect for all and love for those served.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Mid-South Food Bank is definitely a GREAT nonprofit. Under the leadership of Susan Sanford, they have helped to feed countless hungry people in the Mid-South, and have done a wonderful job creating and sustaining valuable relationships with businesses and citizens in the community who contribute to the Mid-Souht Food Bank's efforts. They have also created fabulous programs for needy children and adults. The Mid-South is lucky to have such a wonderful organization that is so committed to helping the less fortunate.