Serving with Love: Making a Difference in the Fight Against Food Insecurity

In Memphis, 1 in 6 people are food insecure.

Join us For our monthly Pop Up grocery Shop

On the second Saturday of each month, MDC hosts pre-registered families and individuals at our Austin Peay location in the gymnasium of our Memphis Dream Center building. Patrons will be able to choose from fresh, frozen and non-perishable items provided through partnerships with the Mid-South Food Bank and other community partners. This one-day only, free pop up event will be open from 10am until 12pm. Volunteer opportunities for the Pop Up Grocery Shop range from 9:30am-12:30pm.

Opportunities include:

  • Set Up
  • Prayer
  • Hosting: Shopping, Station & Outdoor
  • Loading
  • Tear Down
volunteer distributing food

Too many Memphis families do not have access to enough nutritious food to lead a thriving and healthy life. It is a serious issue that can lead to poor health outcomes, reduced academic and work performance and even malnutrition.

The root causes of food insecurity in Memphis are complex and multifaceted. High poverty rates, limited access to healthy food and lack of transportation to grocery stores all contribute to the issue.

We believe that addressing the problem of food insecurity in Memphis requires a community-wide effort.

That’s why we partner with local food banks, community organizations and volunteers to provide nutritious food to those we walk alongside.

The Memphis Dream Center is not only addressing food insecurity but also changing lives, one meal at a time. Together, we can build a better future for all, starting with access to healthy food for everyone.


FeedMemphis is a combination of programs and events addressing food insecurity in the city of Memphis. From pop-up grocery shops to weekend food bags, the FeedMemphis initiative of the Memphis Dream Center seeks to help those experiencing food insecurity by meeting tangible needs.

  • Vulnerable children receive food resources weekly and senior citizens receive food resources monthly
  • Over 5 million+ meals provided to children since 2011

Through our efforts, we aim to provide more than just food – we strive to build a stronger, healthier and more resilient community. With your support, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those affected by food insecurity in Memphis.

“Red Bags are an extra layer of support to our community and in these times, it’s much needed. Thanks for what you do!”

Corey Jones

Principal, Jackson Elementary School

smiling volunteer serving fruit at food pantry