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Harrison County Mississippi free food pantries.

A number of non-profit agencies, churches, and charity organizations in Harrison County Mississippi provide a food bank or soup kitchen as well as free pantry for individuals and families in need. Other services are usually provided too as noted below.

For example, most emergency food pantry locations near you have a clothing closet or ministry for individuals in need. Centers can sometimes assist with providing furniture for individuals whose homes have been lost to a fire. Many also serve free holiday meals (Thanksgiving, Easter, and Christmas) to the needy.

While not as common, some of these churches and non-profits can also provide personal toiletry assistance as well as hygiene supplies to low income students, and this is in addition to the free food they offer. There may be help with obtaining textbooks, calculators, notebooks, pens, pencils, book bags and other essential educational supplies.

So while the locations in Harrison County Mississippi will have a food pantry on site for free groceries, meals, and more, they also tent to administer a number of other resources as well as services such as SNAP food stamps or surplus USDA commodities. Much of this is touched upon below.

Back Bay Mission
1012 Division Street
Biloxi, MS 39533
Dial (228) 432-0301 for service and intake
Church staff will help the needy, and they can take walk-ins for groceries and food. However the charity prefers that client calls first to make sure that both resources are available and that someone is there to assist them. This agency may also offers assistance with food, clothing, and even partial payments on electric bills. A variety of basic needs are provided, including maybe even bus far and gas money.

 

 

 

 

Bay Vista Baptist Church
Address of church - 2485 Pass Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39531
Call (228) 388-1166
This church provides a food pantry as well as clothing closet for individuals in need. Case management and advice can be offered to, for resources such as shelter and government aid.

Salvation Army food and meal programs
A leading faith based charity in Harrison county. They help the less fortunate and struggling. Free boxes of food, canned groceries, perishable items, Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner and more is offered. They also feed the homeless, immigrants, unemployed and elderly among others. One location is at 2019 22nd St, Gulfport, MS 39501. (228) 374-8301. More on Salvation Army food assistance in Mississippi.

Cedar Lake Christian Assembly
11555 Cedar Lake Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 392-6279

Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast
1907 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 39532
(228) 385-1001

 

 

 

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Conference
Address is 870 Howard Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530
(228) 374-1717
Assistance programs include a thrift store, food pantry, and clothing closet. The free pantry may pass out canned or fresh meat (frozen), fruits as well as vegetables, Rice, Peanut butter, Crackers, Cooking Oil, and more.

New Life Family Church
Address is 362 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39531
Call (228) 388-5183
Get Cooking oils, dry and canned goods, paper products, personal hygiene supplies, detergent and many ther groceries.

Rivers of Living Waters Church of God
Main address of soup kitchen and food pantry is 4312 Ohio Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
228-213-7608
Free groceries for Harrison County, fresh or frozen meals, holiday boxes for the low income, and groceries (among other goods).

Feed My Sheep
2615 19th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
(228) 864-2701

Community Action Agency of the Gulf Coast
Most of the hunger prevention is information on government assistance. Learn about grants, SNAP food stamps, Emergency Food Assistance Program, WIC and more. They also address employment and emergency financial aid. Continue with Gulf Coast Community Action assistance programs.

Biloxi First Baptist Church
1560 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39532
Telephone number - (228) 396-850
This center is a church run food pantry that works within the guidelines of the Mississippi Food Network in distributing food to the low income and seniors. The charity may also serve free Thanksgiving or Christmas meals, and deliver items to the elderly. They also distribute meals, groceries and food in crisis situations.

 

 

 

Saint Paul United Methodist Church
696 Martin Luther King Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39530
Phone - (228) 432-0247
This church operates a free food pantry and a meal site is open to all residents of Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Saint Vincent De Paul – Biloxi
314 Jim Money Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 388-1837
Various social services are offered, including food, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gifts, and more. Also get help in applying for government assistance like food stamps. Another service in Harrison County Mississippi will be applications to WIC vouchers or free school lunches for kids.

South Mississippi Aids Task Force
466 Calvett Street
Biloxi, MS 39535
Phone (800) 826-2961
Services for HIV and AIDs patients.

United Methodist Church Beauvoir
2113 Pass Road
Biloxi, Mississippi 39531
Dial (228) 388-1478

Saint Mark Church
Address: 3350 28th Street
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
Call (228) 864-3927 for hours.

Gateway United Methodist Church
16020 South Sawn Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
Phone (228) 832-0135
Volunteers operate a Meals on Wheels service for senior citizens and the disabled.

Gulf Coast Community Ministries
Address of center 3914 Fifteen Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
For Service/Intake, dial (228) 868-8202
Services offered include work and free school clothes, food pantry, emergency food boxes, and more. Will also distribute meals and baskets for the holidays, including Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Handsboro United Methodist Church
Food pantry location is 205 Debuys Road
Gulfport, Mississippi 39507
Dial (228) 896-7264 for groceries, food, and meals.

 

 

 

 

Additional food assistance programs in Harrison County

For more referrals to soup kitchens, Meals on Wheels and emergency food banks in Harrison County that may be near you, dial 251.653.1617. Or callers can learn about other local resources, whether where to turn to for free baby forumula or learn about the application process for food stamp EBT cards.

 

By Jon McNamara

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