MFB Georgia adds remote distribution in Tennessee
Midwest Food Bank continues to expand and provide more food to more people. One way that happens is through remote distributions coordinated with staff at an MFB site and volunteers in another region or state. This model means MFB doesn't have to have a permanent warehouse in every area and is a cost-effective way to fulfill our mission.
This year, MFB Georgia is working with a team of volunteers in middle Tennessee to distribute food in that region. It is the second distribution set up in the state (story here). The food, provided by MFB at no charge, is transported to a Mission Mobilization Center in Mt. Juliet, TN. This loaned space from the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board allows this distribution to happen.
The volunteers in Tennessee are another critical component to making this model work. Volunteers from Caterpillar Financial, Cross Point Church in Mount Juliet, Shiloh Baptist Church, and other area Baptist Churches will unload, organize, and distribute food to food partners in Tennessee.
The first distribution occurred on Sept. 27; the next is scheduled for Oct. 25.
The loaned warehouse is owned by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, a group that provides all types of disaster relief. Working alongside them and utilizing this space is a great way to combine resources.
There are a couple of ways to be part of this effort in Tennessee:
- Pray for all the details to come together for this remote distribution.
- Volunteer and be part of this distribution if you live in that region. You can do that by contacting Roger Pryor at
- Make a financial donation to support this work.
Other Midwest Food Banks have remote distributions. Click a location below to learn about them.
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