Feeding Mississippi’s Hungry

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We’ve partnered with the Mississippi Food Network to help them raise funds to feed Mississippi’s hungry citizens.

Mississippi has the worst hunger problem in America. We’ve created a Virtual Food Pantry for you to help us feed Mississippi’s Hungry.

Learn More About Hunger in Mississippi

Almost 1 in 4 Mississippians — about 600,840 people — don’t have enough to eat. More than 1 in 4 children (24.4%) go to bed hungry almost every night. Stomachs are growling all over the state.

Here are the programs that will receive funding from your generous donation

Bag Pack Program

Backpacks are filled with food and snacks, and then discreetly distributed to children on the last day before a weekend or holiday vacation. MFN provides approximately 1,500 backpack meals to children each week during the school year through our participating sites.

After School Program

Five days a week, MFN provides healthy snacks to about 600 children in after-school programs in underserved communities. A part of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), this is administered by the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Child Nutrition. 

Summer Food Service Program

The USDA established the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is out. 

Nutrition Education

MFN offers nutrition education to clients of our member agencies, children participating in our child feeding programs, and seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). This includes recipes, and cooking demonstrations.

Mississippi Food Network
440 W. Beatty Street
Jackson MS 39201
(601) 353-7286