The mission of the Mid-South Food Bank is “to change lives by eliminating hunger in the Mid-South.” Founded in 1981, the Mid-South Food Bank has been working diligently to provide nutritious food for families, children, and seniors. One of the programs developed by the Mid-South Food Bank is the Healthy School Pantry Program. Food insecurity is a major issue in Shelby County. Over 23% of Shelby County children are considered food insecure. For many students, the meals they receive while at school are their main source of food. This program which began in 2009 gives low-income students as well as their families a box of food for the month which is conveniently located at that child’s school. Also included in the box are recipe suggestions and printed nutrition education material. We hope to see you all there!