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Assistance programs in Holmes, Leflore, Montgomery, and Yalobusha Mississippi.

WIC State Agency which can be reached at (662) 453-2119 can help people apply for food stamps, TANF, and even section 8 low income housing.

Cornerstone Church Clothes and Food Pantry of Winona Mississippi (phone (662) 283-1372) is a local church that is operating a food and clothes pantry for the low income. Find other Mississippi food banks and pantries.

Springdale Family Worship Center offers canned food, groceries, access to a food bank and assistance program, or the non-profit agency may be able to offer direct purchase and distribute the food to people who are in emergency situations or who are low income. Call (662) 473-2771

Durant Food Pantry - Get access to packaged meals from the Mississippi Food Network. Food and assistance is distributed once a month to children over 5 and adults over 60 who meet certain criteria for the low income. (601) 201-5325

Salvation Army of Central Mississippi has two main phone numbers. They are (662) 455-9679 as well as (662) 455-6090. A very limited amount of rent assistance may be offered, as funding allows. Also get access to prescription vouchers and utility bill help. However, the main service they offer is counseling and information on local state and government assistance programs.

United Way of Leflore County doesn’t provide financial aid and support, who they fund local charities and non-profit agencies. They partner with charities that provide food, health care, rent and housing assistance, and grants for paying energy bills. Call (662) 453-1910

State of Mississippi Health Department - Dial (662) 455-9429 to learn about local community clinics. Access free or low cost dental or medical care.





Community Food Pantry of Greenwood Mississippi is a non-profit food agency/pantry that provides the low income with a box of groceries or food once a month for people who are qualified for food or other forms of aid. If you apply and are found eligible, an applicant can get up to one emergency box of food, which is provided for those who have applied for food stamps, but not yet received them from the government. (662) 299-7287

The local community action agency is Central Mississippi, Inc. This social service organization and its staff work with low income families and those facing poverty to help them overcome their challenges. Your local community action agency is always one of the top places to call for information on financial assistance and cash grants.

The main goal is to offer access to some types of short term help for rent, bills, food, and medical care. However the main objective is to ensure people get back on track and become self-sufficient. So a number of programs are available in Holmes, Yalobusha, and nearby counties.

The agency processes application for government grants, such as LIHEAP for paying utility bills and weatherization. Child care services are available as part of Head Start and free summer meals. Other government benefits will be applications for SNAP food stamps or help in applying for disability or TANF.

Another key program in central Mississippi is EFSP. This is a homeless prevention program. There may be loans or funds to pay rent or information on low income apartments and housing. The community action agency can also arrange for security deposit help, shelter, and other forms of housing support. Call (662) 283-4781, or continue with Central Mississippi community action program.



By Jon McNamara

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