The Mississippi Food Network is seeking to raise a minimum of $6,000 so that they can qualify for a $100,000 grant from the “A Community Thrives” USA Today program, and they need the community's help! Funding received from this campaign will be used to purchase supplemental food for seniors in Choctaw and Simpson Counties. Help the MFN win A Community Thrives, part of the USA Today network and get $100,000 for the cause!
What does the face of food insecurity look like?
Do you see the concerned face of a single mother struggling to afford nutritious food for her family? Perhaps, you see the face of a senior citizen who must decide to either pay their electricity bill or buy food. From adults and children to senior citizens, food insecurity lies on the faces of our neighbors, friends, and families.
The mission at Mississippi Food Network is to relieve poverty-related hunger in the MFN service area of 56 counties in central Mississippi. They bring hope to the communities of their service area by distributing food through services and programs, which are built on the backbone of communities.
Each day, many senior citizens in Mississippi Food Network’s service area have to make tough decisions between food and necessities, such as medication or utility bills. MFN's “Senior Meals – Senior Hope” initiative aims to alleviate senior food insecurity by providing supplemental food boxes and nutrition education to seniors facing hunger.
Mississippi Food Network is campaigning to raise a minimum of $6,000 so we can qualify for a $100,000 grant from the “A Community Thrives” USA Today program. Funding received from this campaign will be used to purchase supplemental food for seniors in Choctaw and Simpson Counties.
If funded, Mississippi Food Network will provide food boxes to 1,176 senior citizens each month for six months. Learn more and donate here.