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“When you work in a nonprofit, it takes a whole bunch of different people who step in to help you in miraculous ways,” said Kim Cherry, interim president and CEO of Memphis Athletic Ministries.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAM and the Mid-South Food Bank hosted 11 food distribution events that provided 14-day food supplies to more than 5,000 families. MAM also hosted two barbecue meal giveaways, serving over 500 families, made possible by Memphis in May barbecue contest team Auto Be Grillin’.

These events would not have happened without our sponsors, partners and volunteers including:

  • Auto Be Grillin’, Memphis Auto Auction’s Memphis in May Barbecue Fest team
  • The Avenue Community Church
  • Believe Memphis Academy
  • Bellevue Baptist Church
  • The Brass Door
  • Michael & Karen Hopper Clark Fund
  • Comunidad en Cristo Baptist Church
  • Community Foundation of Greater Memphis
  • Grace Church
  • Guardian Moving Systems
  • Hope for Memphis Fund
  • Jay Uiberall Foundation
  • Kroger
  • Leawood Baptist Church
  • Leo Events
  • Memphis 901FC
  • Mid-South Food Bank
  • Elliot Perry, former NBA player/University of Memphis player
  • Porter-Leath
  • Robin’s House Family Foundation
  • Second Presbyterian Church
  • Slingshot Memphis
  • Stamar Packing Memphis
  • Verizon Foundation
  • Randy and Beverly Wade Fund
  • Justise Winslow, Memphis Grizzlies player

“Food is a necessity, and in these moments of uncertainty it becomes a heightened need for families. When we got here this morning, the line of cars was insane. It proved to me the need was far greater than I could comprehend, and I am glad to be able to serve our community in a small way.”

Elliot Perry, former NBA player and University of Memphis player.

“MAM has quickly adapted to address food insecurity, and we are honored to support MAM as we all get through this pandemic together.”

Sheleah Harris, Verizon Local & State Government Affairs Manager.

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