Two Mid-South Events Help Those In Need By Fighting Hunger

Two Mid-South Events Help Those In Need By Fighting Hunger

According to the Mid-South Food Bank at least 20% of the Mid-South area is food insecure.

"We feel very passionate about it because there's a need for hunger in this community and every little bit we can do that helps out and it's great for people to come out and to really have this day. A day of service to commemorate 9/11 as well," said Lindsey Mancari.

People walked for a good cause at the V&E Greenline in Midtown Memphis. "A walk for hunger" allowed participants to donate nonperishable food items to the Mid-South Food Bank. The effort is all to help the less fortunate.

"They need to have good wholesome food and they can't always get it with the money they have. Often sometimes what they get is food that is really poor in nutrition and I tried to bring some things of good nutrition," said David Cooper.

Meanwhile in Desoto County, the Mid-South Food Bank held it's mobile food pantry distribution in the parking lot of the Landers center. Hundreds of families lined up hoping to fill their baskets up with food.

"We're gonna pass out about 35,000 pounds of food," said Anna Dickerson.

According to the Mid-South Food Bank, in Shelby County alone, more than 150,000 adults and 50,000 kids, do not know where they will find their next meal. Organizers of both events today say they are hoping to make a difference.

"I think that if your fortunate enough to survive in our society you should give back to those who might not be able to make their ends meet," said Christine Beste.

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