mission & vision

No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and feed.

Organization Facts

  • The organization is non-denominational and runs primarily on donations made by the community.

  • Donated funds are used to pay for food, paper products, payroll, utilities and rent, and building and equipment repairs.

  • ​The Lord Is My Help feeds over 150 people per day.

  • 70% of the meals prepared daily are delivered to elderly, ill, indigent, and disabled people in our area.

  • ​The organization has only two paid employees and runs primarily on volunteers.

  • ​The Lord Is My Help prepares and serves over 3,200 meals each month--impacting approximately 120 households each day.
  • The soup kitchen served over 38,000 meals throughout fiscal year ending in September 2021.

  • Approximately 24% of The Lord Is My Help patrons are children, 65% adults, and 11% elderly.

  • It costs The Lord Is My Help approximately $3.72 to provide one meal.

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



Many caring citizens volunteer for us each year and make the difference in the lives of hundreds. Find out how to become our partner.

Patron Rights

  • No person shall be discriminated against based on race, color, age, national origin, sex, or disability.
  • All patrons have the Right to Confidentiality.




 "The efforts of twenty churches,  civic organizations and industry volunteer services, along with local volunteers  were and continue to be instrumental in our success."

Services Offered

  • Hot nutritious meals are served in the dining room Monday - Friday from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

  • The food pantry prepares and distributes emergency groceries to need families in the area Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM 

  • Volunteers deliver over 100 meals per day, five days a week, to elderly, ill, homebound, and/or disabled individuals in the community


Fundraising Events

The Lord Is My Help started an event committee called Feed the Need in 2013 to assist with raising funds to support their efforts . Check this site to see up coming events.