Posted on November 15, 2018 by

Western Distribution Center Opens in Camden

The Ray Smith Family Distribution Center will serve 40,0000 food-insecure individuals across 14 counties in our western service area.

As part of our ongoing efforts to grow capacity, distribution, and feed more people in need, we are proud to announce the opening of the Ray Smith Family Distribution Center in Camden!

Western Branch Opening

The nearly 26,000 square foot distribution center will house food bank operations and a volunteer engagement center that will serve 40,000 food insecure people across 14 counties in our western service area.

This is the second distribution facility to open outside of Davidson County this year. Our Southern Branch in Rutherford County opened in July 2018.

Western Branch OpeningNeed in the West

“We distribute 4.3 million meals annually in our western counties alone, but there remains a large gap in this area between meals needed and meals supplied,” our President & CEO Jaynee Day said.

“This facility will help us more efficiently supply and deliver food to those in need. Our goal is continuing to close the meal gap while ensuring none of our neighbors go to bed hungry.”

The new facility will increase overall capacity and allow us to distribute more fresh produce and shelf-stable food items to the thousands of food insecure children, families and seniors in the community.

Join in the fight against hunger in West Tennessee and sign up to volunteer at this new facility! Shifts are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each week.

Thank You for Making It Possible

This new distribution center would not have been possible without the support of Benton County Commission & Mayor Barry Barnett, Delta Regional Authority, Walmart Foundation, Tosh Farms, Nationwide Foundation, Trish Stanfill, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, The Ayers Foundation, Tennessee Department of Conservation, and many others.

Thank you for your time and resources in making this distribution center a reality!