Christmas magic is in the air at the Memphis Zoo with millions of twinkling lights on display for the holiday season; however, with COVID-19 still affecting so many, the experience will be a bit different this year.
“This is something way new to us. The pandemic has really impacted a much broader base of clients that we normally have not seen before,” said Scott Fortin, the Mid-South Food Bank’s chief operating officer.
Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church, along with other community organizations, has planned the second annual MemFeast to feed the homeless this Thanksgiving. But, there will be changes because of the pandemic.
“Ida B. Wells worked in this area! All up and down Beale Street,” said Dr. LaSimba Gray Jr., member of the Memphis Memorial Committee. “In fact she had an office in this church, this very church. She also attended church here.”