COVID-19: City able to contribute $300,000 for meals, shelter and drive-thru testing thanks to City Council amendment

“When there is need, Memphians step up.”

From Mayor Jim Strickland

In their March 24th meeting, the City Council approved a $2 million budget amendment to help our community in the fight against COVID-19. Because of their passage of the amendment, so far City government has been able to contribute $50,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank and ensure families and people in need have meals to eat. We’ve contributed $100,000 for homeless sheltering and $150,000 for drive-thru testing with Shelby County and an anonymous donor agreeing to match funds in these two areas.

I just wanted to take a second and publicly thank our members of the City Council for their leadership and for allowing us to put this money to good use during a very difficult time in our community.

I mentioned earlier in the week the efforts the Joint Task Force is making in regard to feeding our elderly, our school children, and families. We’re now providing 60,000 meals per day and growing.

When there is need, Memphians step up.

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