COVID-19: Mayor continues Mayor’s Meal Challenge, shares updates on testing

From Mayor Jim Strickland:

Last Friday, we kicked off the Mayor’s Meal Challenge, and like I knew it would be, the response was overwhelming. My phone was buzzing all weekend from everyone tagging my social media pages. On top of everyone showing their support for some of our great local restaurants, we raised $2,500 for the Mid-South Food Bank.

And, we’re going to do more. Because the weekend was such a success, others in the community have stepped forward and pledged up to $11,800 to the challenge which we need 472 more people to eat local and post a picture of their meal.

So, a quick reminder on how to participate:

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

If you would like to donate to the food bank visit  Under the “My Donation is for” tab, select the Mayor’s Meal Challenge.


I’ve said this before, but if you or someone you know has not been tested, and you’re experiencing symptoms, even minor ones—get tested. We have the resources readily available, and they’re all free.

For testing guidelines and complete daily update, Read more>>

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