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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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Rating: 5

Mid-South Food Bank is a valuable organization in our community. This area was recently named the "Hunger Capital of the Nation", according to a recent poll conducted by the Gallup Organization for the Food Resources Action Center. Mid-South Food Bank distributes food and other groceries to food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other agencies that feed hungry people. They operate efficiently and are very good stewards of the donations they receive.