Companies Compete, Raise $$ For Mid-South Food Bank - FOX13 News, WHBQ FOX 13

Companies Compete, Raise $$ For Mid-South Food Bank

Posted: Updated:
  • Companies Compete, Raise $$ For Mid-South Food BankMore>>

  • Get FOX13 Breaking News on your mobile device

    Get FOX13 Breaking News on your mobile device

    Friday, October 4 2013 3:43 PM EDT2013-10-04 19:43:45 GMT
    Get breaking news alerts on your mobile device direct from the FOX13 news desk. On average, you could get as many as three to five alerts on a busy day, as the news merits. Just fill out the form below
    Get breaking news alerts on your mobile device direct from the FOX13 news desk. On average, you could get as many as three to five alerts on a busy day, as the news merits. Just fill out the form below
Companies across Shelby County are in fierce competition with one another, each using creative ways to try to raise the most money for the Mid-South Food Bank's Operation Feed.
 
The company that raises the most money over the seven-week competition will win awards and prizes, but the real winners here are the charitable feeding programs across the Mid-South.

MORE: Mid-South Food Bank Operation Feed

Companies across the Mid-South are using creative ways to raise the most money for the food bank. NBT Business Capital is once such company, which created a fun in the sun week that included a putt-putt golf tournament, all with the goal of coming up with enough money for 24,000 meals.
 
"We've encouraged all our team members to dress in their best golf attire and also participate in a fundraising putt-putt event," said Heather Wilson, NBT Communications Manager. "So far we've raised $400 and the best part is NBT will be matching 100 percent."

Operation Feed is the Mid-South's largest food drive, each year raising millions to help feed hungry people in our community, especially children.
 
"In the summer children are not receiving the meals they typically receive at school, and so families are burdened with having to provide more needs and if they need the food bank through agencies can help out," said Shelley Alley, NBT Chief Development Officer.

NBT is led by entrepreneurs that help other local entrepreneurs with encouragement and  financial support. But this week their focus was all about the Mid-South Food Bank.
 
"Today we are here to challenge our fellow entrepreneurs to strike a blow against hunger and food insecurity here in Memphis," said Dudley Boyd, NBT CEO. "We're here to feed kids and struggling families to give them strength to fight the good fight and move forward."

Operation Feed runs through July 3.

Click here to leave a comment on our Facebook page
Click here to comment on our Twitter


Powered by WorldNow

WHBQ-TV | Fox 13
485 S. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111

Main Station: (901) 320-1313
Newsroom: (901) 320-1340

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices