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MEMPHIS, Tenn. – November 1 marks the beginning of the annual Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive benefitting the Mid-South Food Bank.

The food bank your needs help making sure families in need get enough food this holiday season.

People want to see turkeys, they want to see stuffing, dressing, or whatever your preference may be. They want to see that during the holidays and its our goal to provide those things to our community, said Nicole Willis, who is the marketing and communications manager for the Mid-South Food Bank.

Each year, the Mid-South steps up to help families in need, and were hoping 2022 is no different.

Willis says that the economy has slightly scaled back on giving, but shes confident the wonderful community she serves will step up.

Whether its a one-time donation, a monthly donation, or a once-a-year donation during the holidays, people here give back, Willis said. We are able to reap the benefits of living in this wonderful community that gives us what we need to make sure we can help others in need.

Every dollar donated to The Mid-South Food Bank provides three meals, so just $10 can provide a food-insecure family with food for an entire month.

We are able to feed so many families for just a dollar. So, every cent that gets donated will go to benefit everybody that is in the 31 counties we service, Willis said.

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What We Do

We accomplish our mission by supplying food to qualifying 501 charitable organization or faith-based equivalent in our service area that feeds hungry people free of charge. This includes food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Other agencies are youth programs, senior programs, residential programs, rehabilitation programs, daycares, and schools.

Who We Are

Mid-South Food Bank was founded in 1981. A 501 charitable organization, we are a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks. We are a founding member of the Safety Net Collaborative.Our Mission is to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. By providing food for families, children and seniors, we impact their lives by solving one of the biggest struggles they face: getting enough nutritious food to eat to live a healthy life.

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