On Hunger in the Mid-South

Fed Officials: Time To Get Serious About Reducing Food Waste

Word that Americans throw away about one-third of our available food has been getting around. Now there's an official goal aimed at reducing that waste. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency — along with many private-sector and food-bank partners — announced the first ever national target for food waste. "[We're] basically challenging the country to reduce food waste by 50 percent by the year 2030," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells The Salt. {Read Story Here}

September is Hunger Action Month

DeSoto Times-Tribune - Although DeSoto County is considered a relatively affluent community, pockets of poverty and food insecurities for families do exist and feeding hungry families is a very real need in northwestern Mississippi.September is "Hunger Action Month" across the country and Mid-South Food Bank officials along with other groups want to help end hunger in the region. {Read Story Here}

Homebound Seniors Could Start Using Food Stamps to Pay for Delivered Groceries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently proposed allowing homebound seniors and disabled persons touse benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to cover the cost of food delivery from government and non-profit agencies. The Department is currently seeking 20 programs to host the one-year pilot program. {Read story here}

Food For Kids Adds to Art Garden's Healthy Safe Haven

The “Food For Kids Program" is a partnership between Carpenter Art Garden andMid-South Food Bank to provide about 3,000 meals this summer to Binghampton kids.  {Watch Video Here}  

Summer Harvest Program Helping Feeds Families in Crockett County

The Summer Harvest Program distributes over 70,000 meals in Crockett County.  {Read story here}  {Watch video clip here}


Mississippi Day of Giving

October 24

A day to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy in MS by uniting residents with causes they care deeply about like food insecurity. Click Here

Watch the Video

Dollar Tree Donation Drive

Drop Off Non-Perishable Food Items At Any Store

Through October

FastPark's Annual Food Drive

FastPark at the Airport Matches $1 for Every Pound of Donated Food Thru October Click Here

Empty Bowls Project

Handcrafted Bowls, Event Helps Fight Hunger

Tickets on Sale Now

Click Here To Learn More

Oil Purchase Fights Hunger

Penzoil, Quaker State or Shell Rotella Oil Purchase at AutoZone Benefits Mid-South Food Bank

Click Here

Feeding Memphis - Dine Local, Give Local

New Book Celebrates Memphis' Eclectic, Local Cuisine through a Collection of Stories, Photographs and Recipes


Click Here To Learn More 

Additional Food Bank Donation Drop Off Sites: 

*Beth Shalom Synagogue; *Two Men & A Truck; *Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Click below

Additional Drop Off Sites


2015 Fall Newsletter

A Simple Gesture

Memphians Care, has started a grass-roots canned food collection.  Households are provided a tote bag for extra non-perishable food for Mid-South Food Bank. The Kirby Woods/Balmoral area involved in A Simple Gesture. Donations are collected regularly. Click here to learn more about A Simple Gesture or contact William Gotten at 901.682.8593.

Invest An Acre

Help Feed Your Community

Opportunity for farmers to invest a portion of proceeds of crops at the point of sale, either when the farmer signs a contract or delivers the crop for food resources in local community via Mid-South Food Bank. The farming community also has the option to donate any amount online at www.investanacre.org

Learn More. Click On: Invest An Acre

SoGiv Shoes

Limited Availability 

Help Fight Hunger           $50 = 100 meals Call 527-0841

Million Meals Challenge

Regional Battle Among Memphis, Miss. State and Ole Miss in Fight vs. Hunger 

text a $10 donation (80 meals) for your school at:  

MMC Tigers at 501501   

MMC Rebels at 501501

MMC Dawgs at 501501

Easy Ways To Help:

For Every $1 Donated, Bank of America Gives $2 Click Here                                                                

Organizing a Food Drive

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