Food Bank loses food because of power outage

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Mid-South Food Bank lost 11,000 pounds of food after losing power during Saturday's storm.

The food bank got its power back on Wednesday night, four days after the storm hit, but that didn't help the food that was already lost.

One of the freezers lost power and that impacted food that was already prepared, such as coleslaw and potato salad.

"It came back on sometime last night [Wednesday night], and we opened the doors this morning and everything in the cooler, the refrigerator part, has to be dumped," Marcia Wells said.

The power outage and the massive loss of food didn't stop them from providing food to those who need it. Non-perishable food was delivered to Mid-South Food Bank's partners and families in need.

However, because they had to get rid of the food that was lost, they food bank may also be required to pay a 'dump fee' that could add up to several hundred dollars.

If you would like to donate to Mid-South Food Bank or find out ways you can help, click here.

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