Our Mission

Reduce food insecurity within the Midtown and Downtown areas while cultivating community.


The Table Spread Food Pantry is a 501c3 non-profit located in the heart of a food desert in midtown Memphis. The Table Spread was started by 2 teenagers in the Memphis Muslim community as a mobile pantry in 2016. Alhamdulillah, since then, we have become the first stand-alone food pantry founded and run by Muslims in Tennessee. We recently surpassed our 3000th food box distributed since opening. We currently feed 35 families per month as well as anyone referred to us by social service agencies and local masjids. 

Our Fabulous Board Members

Shampa Mannan

Raised in Memphis by hardworking Bangladeshi parents, volunteering became a part of everyday life. I earned degrees in Biology and Clinical Pharmacology, gaining research experience at GlaxoSmithKline. As PTO President at Pleasant View School, I organized fundraisers. I continue to volunteer with my family at organizations like MIFA and Masjid Al Muminun food pantry. Currently a teacher, I reside in Memphis with my spouse and three children.

Dr. Salma Khan

Bio coming soon…

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Ali McMillan

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Malik Shaw

As a Detroit native, I earned my BA in History with minors in English and African-American Studies from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s in Chaplaincy from Bayan Islamic Graduate School. With over two decades of experience, my dedication lies in education and community service. I serve as the Executive Director of Midtown Mosque, founder of Luqman Institute, co-founder of AMIN Memphis, and I also teach History. My home is now in Memphis, TN, where I live with my wife and five children.

Ubaid Tanveer

I relocated to Memphis in 2018 to pursue a degree in Chemistry at Rhodes College. Following graduation, I joined UTHSC Center for Cancer Research as a Senior Research Specialist. Alongside my work, I’m deeply passionate about helping the hungry and have volunteered at numerous soup kitchens across Memphis. Additionally, I’m an avid fan of the Yankees and Grizzlies, and I find joy in reading and spending time with my family.

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Sorre Bah

Bio coming soon…