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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.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Nadeem Z.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a board member of this wonderful collegial organization which works for the food-insecure like no other. Besides the executive leadership, the board of directors are proactive and take an active interest in the the well being of Midsouth Food Bank (MSFB) (previously Memphis Food Bank). We as board members strive to link the MSFB with potential donors and also help the organization link up with diverse population groups. Because of the diverse leadership background of the board, the MSFB is able to get support for its administrative growth and is increasingly becoming even more transparent despite its Charity Navigator transparency rating of 70/70. As partners, the volunteers and workers, executives and board members work in tandem in a true team spirit to alleviate hunger in 31 counties of MS,TN and AR. We help kids, seniors and Midsoutherners of all ages and backgrounds. Help us fight hunger and we will continue to be be very frugal with your valuable donations.

Nadeem Zafar, M.D.

Review from CharityNavigator