By Joan Allison, October 15, 2020
MEMPHIS, TN—In a time when it would be easy to become complacent about charitable donations, Shah Holdings Group continues to fulfill their corporate giving goals. In September, Shah presented a check for $5,000 to the Mid-South Food Bank, with similar donations to other worthy groups planned for the future.
“When I was a child, I watched as my parents fed the needy, so choosing the Mid-South Food Bank as a grant recipient felt very natural to me,” said Nighat Shah, Vice President of Shah Holdings Group. She and her husband Rooziman were born and raised in Pakistan, moved to the U.S, in the early ‘90s, and now own and finance several businesses in the Mid-South.
“Food is a basic human need. We can’t survive, let alone thrive, without it. There’s so much food in the world, enough for the whole world’s population, yet there remain people who don’t get a proper meal each day. My husband and I try to do our part to balance the food distribution.”
The Mid-South Food Bank distributes more than three million pounds of food every month to people who struggle to put food on the table every day. According to Cathy Pope, President & CEO of the Food Bank, Shah Holding’s gift of $5,000 will provide 15,000 meals to children, families and seniors in need in our community.
Monetary donations are the safest and easiest way to help. All donations are used in efforts to access and distribute nutritious food throughout the Food Bank’s 31-county service area. These expenses include purchasing food, transportation costs, and warehouse supplies. Just $10 provides 30 nutritious meals to those in need.
Another easy way for the community to raise money to ‘Feed the Need’ in the Mid-South is by hosting Facebook Fundraisers. Facebook members can create fundraisers for their birthdays, to honor a loved one, or for a cause they care about. Once the fundraiser ends, Facebook sends the donations to the Food Bank with no fees.
If you prefer, donate online at midsouthfoodbank.org/donate; by Cash App $MSouthFood; or PayPal Giving Fund (search Mid-South Food Bank). Or, you may send a check by mail to 3865 S. Perkins Road, Memphis, TN 38118 or to P.O. Box 1164., Batesville, MS 38606.
Shah Holdings Group
3264 West Sarazens Circle
Memphis, TN 38125