Mid-South church feeds needy neighborhoods in South Memphis – FOX13 News Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – A church in the Mid-South provides food to the needy in our community.

The Church has partnered with the Mid-South Food Bank to distribute groceries to people living in the 38126 ZIP Code, a South Memphis area.

The median household income is less than $15,000.

Parishioners from Life of Liberty Church, along with other volunteers, gathered on a recent Saturday morning to feed needy residents.

Organizer Belynda Terry first set up a church soup kitchen seven years ago and quickly realized that she needed help.

“There are hungry people in Shelby County,” she said. “I found that Mid-South Food Bank could actually support our vision, so I applied to be a partner agency, and here we are.”

Terry said the panel had given away over 10,000 pounds of food.

“It was meat, it was produce and also some snacks,” she said. “Even with 10,000 pounds of food for this community, the need continues.”

Each month donations allow the church to feed over 500 families in the community.

“Inflation is rising, people are living in hotels,” explained Terry. “They can’t afford rent or a mortgage, so it’s getting worse.”

She said the area still hasn’t recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic and said they’ve spent over £100,000 more than normal on groceries.

Each month, volunteers come to the church to bag food for people who might be starving without them.

One volunteer, Brenda Garner, said recipients can receive healthy foods like fruits and vegetables.

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