Memphis Athletic Ministries expects to serve its 1,000th family through a mobile food pantry event later today. MAM has already served almost 700 families at two other mobile food pantry events that were sponsored by the newest Memphis Grizzlies star, Justise Winslow, and former University of Memphis and NBA star Elliot Perry. Thursday’s event is sponsored by Grace Church. All MAM mobile food pantry events are being hosted through a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.
Visuals: MAM plans to celebrate with the 1,000th family with balloons, candy and silly string as they receive their food. We expect to serve the 1,000th family between noon and 1 p.m.
Here are the details:
What: Drive-up distribution of food at a mobile food pantry
Who: The food will be distributed to families with kids who participate in programs at any of MAM’s eight gyms across Memphis. Although we are communicating about this event only with MAM families, we will serve anyone who shows up to receive food.
When: Today, Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: MAM Grizzlies Center, 2107 Ball Rd.
How: We’ll practice social distancing by distributing the food to people as they drive up in their cars (we’ll place the food in the car trunks so people won’t even need to leave their cars). We’ll also provide masks and gloves for volunteers and scan for temperature as each volunteer arrives.
Founded in 1998, MAM exists to coach, grow and lead young people in Memphis by helping them discover their identity in Christ and their purpose in the community. Last year we served more than 1,800 kids in our eight gyms in high-needs neighborhoods across Memphis.