In support of Hunger Action Month in September, MATA partners with the Mid-South Food Bank to host the "Stuff A MATA Bus" food drive.
The annual food drive takes place this year from 8 am - 5 pm on September 12 at the Poplar Plaza (Highland side). In memory of the former President and General Manager William Hudson Jr., MATA encourages the community to bring monetary donations and canned goods. Hudson was a supporter of the Food Bank and once served on its Board of Directors.
Since 2011, the goal has been to collect enough food to fill a 40-foot bus to help feed thousands of families in the Mid-South. Finard Properties also lends support in allowing our agencies to use parking lot space to hold the event in the Poplar Plaza shopping center each year. The donations collected directly benefit the Mid-South Food Bank's "Food for Kids Backpack Program" and other hunger programs with member agencies.
BRING YOUR NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS
Most needed items include:
Canned meats (Tuna, stews, chili, Spam)
Canned 100% Fruit Juice
Any non-perishable item (pasta, cereal, rice, dried fruits)
MAKE A MONEY DONATION
$1 = $4
For every dollar that is donated, the Mid-South Food Bank can procure $4.00 worth of food and items that can help families in need.
VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact the Mid-South Food Bank at 901.527.0841.