ATLANTA, Georgia –May 2020 – The N.A. Williams’ team that works with AutoZone in Memphis usually holds a weekly team-building staff activity. However, in these unprecedented times, the activity has taken on new meaning as the N.A. Williams group is helping out at the Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis.
“The local closures have put a real strain on the fight against hunger in Memphis,” said Michael Ray, vice president, AutoZone for N.A. Williams. “Thousands of people in the greater Memphis area depend on school-provided food, local non-profits, soup kitchens or shelters for food each day. With these places closed, the Mid-South Food Bank came up with a program called Mobile Pantry where purchased and donated food can be distributed in various outdoor locations throughout the city.”
Ray and his fellow N.A. Williams associates have started working at a Memphis location every week that loads 500 vehicles with food. There are five locations that distribute food daily throughout Memphis, with the amount of food distributed based on the size of each family.
“The need is not going away anytime soon, so we plan on doing this as a team every Wednesday,” said Ray. “We will do this every week until the need is no longer.”
For more information about the Mid-South Food Bank or to make a donation, visit www.midsouthfoodbank.org/coronavirus-response
About N.A. Williams
N.A. Williams Company is a leading manufacturers’ representative firm that provides sales, field training, call center services, and data analytics to the North American auto care and commercial vehicle industry. Founded in 1934, N.A. Williams is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, with six satellite offices and over one hundred associates. For more information, visit www.nawilliams.com.