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Mobile food pantry distributes food to families
Mobile food pantry distributes food to families
Posted on 03/23/2020
The Mid-South Food Bank staff along with members of the Neighborhood Christian Center distributed food to 300 families Monday morning at the Mobile Food Pantry site across from the Cornelia Crenshaw Memorial Library.

The staff wore gloves and masks and tables of food were spread out as an example of social distancing for those who came to get food. Residents signed up online to receive the food, said Effie Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the Neighborhood Christian Center, which is a mobile pantry partner. Residents stayed in their car while they stop at each table. Each family received about 50 pounds of food including meat, vegetables, fruit and snacks. 

The food bank is staging mobile pantries across the Mid-South to help families who are facing difficulties because of the Coronavirus outbreak. Mayor Jim Strickland ordered all non-essential businesses to close and residents to stay at home for the next two weeks. Strickland said Bartlett, Collierville and Germantown were under similar orders.

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