Food Bank feeds many needs - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Food Bank feeds many needs

At the Mid-South Food Bank's warehouse, there are rows and rows of empty shelves.

You might not realize just how many Mid-South people depend on food from the Food Bank each year. However, if you could see them all in one place, there would be enough people to fill up the Liberty Bowl not just once. But twice.

As for who depends on the Food Bank for their next meal, children make up 32 percent of the recipients. The elderly make up 11 percent. And families who are choosing between paying for food or paying their rent or mortgage make up 36 percent.

What the Food Bank needs most are nutritious items like things with protein. They also need canned vegetables like green beans and fruit.

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