Mayor Strickland launches Mayor’s Meal Challenge to help Mid-South Food Bank

Mayor Strickland will donate up to $2,500 to the Mid-South Food Bank for the first 100 photos that residents tag the City’s Facebook page featuring a to-go order purchased from a local Memphis restaurant.

“I was inspired by Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams and decided to follow suit with the Mayor’s Meal Challenge for our community to support our local restaurants as well as help provide funds for meals for the Mid-South Food Bank” says Mayor Strickland.  “I am also challenging other leaders to help me keep the shelves of the food bank stocked to help Memphians who are in need during this time.”

To participate in the Mayor’s Meal Challenge:

  • Pick up a “to-go” order from local restaurants
  • Post photos of the food on social media and
  • Tag the City of Memphis Facebook page @City of Memphis or Twitter @CityofMemphis and the restaurant’s page
  • Include Hashtags  #MayorsMealChallenge  and #saferathome

We encourage residents to continue to shop local and support small businesses, while practicing social distancing. If you would like to donate to the food bank visit

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