Cram the Cruiser at these Memphis Kroger stores on Friday

Kroger is teaming up with the Memphis Police Department and News Channel 3 to collect food for the Mid-South Food Bank.  Donations of food often drop off after the holiday season, but the demand is very real.  People in our region might go hungry without the help the food bank and your donations provide.

Here’s all you have to do:

Bring or buy non-perishable food to fill up a Memphis Police cruiser at these Kroger stores on Friday, January 12 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All food will be donated to the Mid-South Food Bank.

3444 PLAZA
MEMPHIS TN  38111
Meet the News Channel 3 team at this location all day!

 

676 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY
CORDOVA TN  38018

 

1675 N. GERMANTOWN PKY
CORDOVA TN  38016

 

4770 RIVERDALE
MEMPHIS TN  38141

 

1212 E. SHELBY DR.
MEMPHIS TN  38116

 

6660 POPLAR AVE
MEMPHIS TN  38138

 

1759 UNION AVE
MEMPHIS TN  38104

 

1366 POPLAR AVE
MEMPHIS TN  38104

 

2632 FRAYSER BLVD
MEMPHIS TN  38127

 

540 S MENDENHALL
MEMPHIS TN  38117

 

7942 WINCHESTER ROAD
MEMPHIS TN  38125

 

3860 AUSTIN PEAY
MEMPHIS TN  38128

 

4264 SUMMER AVE
MEMPHIS TN  38122

 

2835 KIRBY PARKWAY
MEMPHIS TN  38119

 

1230 N. HOUSTON LEVEE RD.
CORDOVA TN  38018

 

799 TRUSE PARKWAY
MEMPHIS TN  38117


From the Mid-South Food Bank:

According to updated Map the Meal Gap research released by Feeding America, in Mid-South Food Bank’s 31-county service area, more than 404,000 people, or 20.2% of the population, is food insecure. This is a decrease from last year, when the figures were 423,000 and 20.6%, respectively. The rate of child food insecurity decreased slightly, from 24.1% to 22.3 %. However, more than 114,000 Mid-South children are food insecure.

Food insecurity is a term frequently used hunger studies. It is defined as “not always having access to enough food to meet basic needs.”

Mid-South Food Bank was founded in 1981. A 501(c)(3) 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: To change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South. Our Vision: Hunger to Hope

To reach out to staff, click here.

Mid-South Food Bank works with Partner Agencies: Any 501(c)(3) charitable organization or faith-based equivalent in our service area that feeds hungry people free of charge is eligible to apply to receive food from Mid-South Food Bank. Emergency food providers include food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Other agencies are youth programs, senior programs, residential programs, rehabilitation programs, daycares and schools.