By Marcia Wells Special to My Life, CommercialAppeal.com
November 11, 2012

State Sens. Mark Norris and Jim Kyle recently hosted an open house for local and regional elected officials at Mid-South Food Bank.

“I appreciated the opportunity to co-host the Food Bank’s open house. It enabled us to share the important work done there — and emphasize the need,” Norris said. “Mid-South Food Bank saves lives. Many people have never seen hunger, sometimes right in their own neighborhood. Once you’ve seen the ‘face of hunger,’ you will never forget how critical it is to support Mid-South Food Bank.”

Estella Mayhue-Greer, Mid-South Food Bank president and CEO, said, “We have found that the best way for people to understand the size and complexity of Mid-South Food Bank’s operation is to see it firsthand. We were delighted that so many of the elected officials in our service area were able to attend.”

Mid-South Food Bank fights hunger in a 31 counties in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas. The food insecurity rate in their service area is 20.2 percent of residents, or 406,690 people who do not have enough food to eat for themselves or their families.

Marcia Wells is communications director for Mid-South Food Bank, 239 S. Dudley.

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