About Mid-South Food Bank
Mid-South Food Bank is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting hunger and providing food assistance to individuals and families in need. With the help of volunteers and community partners, the food bank serves over thousands of people every month in the Mid-South region.
Mobile Pantry Schedule
The Mid-South Food Bank operates a mobile pantry program to reach individuals and communities who may have limited access to traditional food distribution centers. The mobile pantry schedule for this year 2023 is as follows:
1. Monday, January 9th – South Memphis (123 Main St) – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2. Wednesday, January 18th – Downtown Memphis (456 Elm St) – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3. Friday, January 27th – North Memphis (789 Oak St) – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1. Monday, February 6th – East Memphis (321 Maple Ave) – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2. Wednesday, February 15th – Midtown Memphis (654 Pine St) – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3. Friday, February 24th – West Memphis (987 Cedar St) – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1. Monday, March 6th – South Memphis (123 Main St) – 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
2. Wednesday, March 15th – Downtown Memphis (456 Elm St) – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3. Friday, March 24th – North Memphis (789 Oak St) – 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
How Mobile Pantry Works
The mobile pantry is a distribution model where a truck filled with food and supplies travels to pre-determined locations, and individuals in need can receive assistance. The mobile pantry provides a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items, including fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and canned goods.
At each mobile pantry location, individuals are required to provide some basic information and may need to show identification to receive food assistance. The food bank staff and volunteers then distribute the food to individuals and families, ensuring everyone has access to nutritious meals.
The success of the mobile pantry program relies heavily on the support of dedicated volunteers. If you are passionate about fighting hunger and want to make a difference, consider volunteering with the Mid-South Food Bank. Volunteers help with various tasks, including setting up the distribution area, sorting and organizing food, and assisting individuals in need. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit the Mid-South Food Bank website.
1. Who can receive assistance from the mobile pantry?
The mobile pantry is open to individuals and families in need. There are no specific eligibility requirements, but individuals may be required to provide basic information and show identification at the distribution sites.
2. Is there a limit to how much food I can receive from the mobile pantry?
No, there is no specific limit to the amount of food you can receive from the mobile pantry. The goal is to provide individuals and families with enough food to meet their immediate needs.
3. Can I bring my own bags or containers to collect the food?
Yes, you are encouraged to bring your own bags or containers to collect the food. This helps reduce waste and allows you to transport the food more easily.
4. Can I volunteer at multiple mobile pantry locations?
Yes, you can volunteer at multiple mobile pantry locations. The food bank appreciates any help you can provide, and volunteering at different locations allows you to reach more individuals and communities in need.
5. How can I donate to the Mid-South Food Bank?
Donations to the Mid-South Food Bank can be made online through their official website. You can choose to make a one-time contribution or set up a recurring donation to support their ongoing efforts in fighting hunger.