– The majority of food recipients are reached through the Feeding Families initiative: Hunger's Hope and the Mobile Pantry. Hunger's Hope, our largest program, distributes food and other groceries through our network of partner agencies, which include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, senior programs, rehabilitation and residential centers. The Mobile Pantry provides direct delivery of fresh produce, frozen meat and other perishable foods on a regular basis to designated, underserved communities.
– In Mid-South Food Bank's service area, nearly 23 percent of children are food insecure, according to the 2012 Map the Meal Gap hunger study. Three Kids Cafes provide nutritious meals twice a week in a safe environment, where children are served by volunteers and have an opportunity to learn the importance of nutritious eating.
– More than 10 percent of those receiving assistance from our partner agencies are seniors over age 65. That is nearly 19,000 seniors. Through our Hunger's Hope and Mobile Pantry programs, Mid-South Food Bank distributes food to seniors.