What are the impacts of hunger? 


  • ​Malnutrition and associated diet-related chronic disease
  • Increased health care and medication costs
  • ​Loss of strength, confusion, and disorientation
  • ​Increased risk of negative birth outcomes
  • ​Long-lasting cognitive, social, and emotional effects on children
  • Shorter attention spans and behavioral problems in children
  • 1 in 5 Mississippians struggle with Hunger

  • More than 570,000 Mississippians struggle with food insecurity 

  • Jackson County has a food insecurity rate of 15% equaling approximately 21,000 individuals

  • Jackson County has a child food insecurity rate of 21% with nearly 7,000 food insecure children in the county

  • Sources: Feeding America Map the Meal Gap Survey 2017

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  • Instant Potatoes
  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

  • Combs

  • Deodorant

  • Disposable Razors

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Most Needed Donation Items


  • Canned Tuna
  • Spam
  • Beans
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Pasta and Sauce
  • Rice
  • Soup