Let’s put an end to hunger in Ocean Springs!

                Feed the Need Press Release 2019

Volunteers in Ocean Springs are thrilled to announce the 6th annual Feed the Need concert and fish fry benefiting The Lord Is My Help Soup Kitchen!

Ocean Springs, MS - A team of volunteers are making preparations for the 6th Annual FEED THE NEED benefit concert and fish fry to be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019  from 11:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Government Street Grocery in downtown Ocean Springs. All proceeds will benefit The Lord Is My Help Food Kitchen (a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization) which feeds over 5,200 meals each month to the neediest residents in our community.

There are several performers on this year’s lineup including the critically acclaimed Cary Hudson with Katrina Miller, Grayson Capps with Corky Hughes, and Rolling in the Hay with Brooks Hubbert; along with new to the local scene favorites Symone French and Surfing the Sun.  

Feed the Need is a grassroots organization developed by a group of friends in 2013 after concerns for the local soup kitchen arose.  “A few years ago some friends got together to discuss what we could do to help The Lord Is My Help. We found it very disconcerting the organization was lacking funds when they had such an important job to do: feed the folks who needed it most  in our community,” said Feed the Need committee member and Lord Is My Help board member Kait Sukiennik. “We found what was most important to us, and we ultimately made our mission as the Feed the Need Committee is to provide financial support through community events benefitting the Lord Is My Help.  We ultimately came up with the Music Festival and fish Fry, which is so fun! We are 100% volunteer based, and, just like with any event takes so much work, but it’s so worth it! We’ve built a fundraiser that brings the community together to help the community...and we couldn’t be more excited!”

This year’s event will be filled with family-friendly activities including a fish fry, live music, a kids play area, silent auction items, and raffle baskets. Tickets to the event will go on sale the second week in April - $15 in advance - and can be purchased from committee members and at local businesses such as The Government Street Grocery, The Greenhouse on Porter, Eat Drink Love Catering, Hillyer House and the Office in Ocean Springs. Tickets are also available for purchase online using the link below.   Tickets will increase to $25 at the door, or $20 with the donation of a #10 canned good. Ticket Sales: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feed-the-need-music-festival-and-fish-fry-tickets-58589156745?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.  

Sponsorship levels for the 2019 Feed the Need event are available and range from $100 - $5,000.  For additional information about Feed the Need or sponsorships, please contact Sarah Reese at 228-860-7278 or feedtheneedos@gmail.com.

The Lord Is My Help is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.   Locally, The Lord Is My Help is an advocate for the needy, homeless, hungry, ill, disabled, & homebound. The Lord Is My Help serves approximately 300 meals a day in the kitchen and delivers approximately 400 bags of groceries per month to local families in need who may be ill, disabled and/or homebound.  The Lord Is My Help is located at 1205 Desoto Street in Ocean Springs.