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Jackson and George County free food pantries.

Everything from free food and bags of groceries as well as household supplies or holiday meals are provided by food pantries across both Jackson as well as George County in Mississippi. The non-profits, using donations from the community as well as agencies such as the USDA or United Way, provide food to children, seniors, and low income families.

The economically disadvantaged, whether it is due to a crisis or more long term challenges, can turn to a food bank for support. The staff may give them groceries (such as dairy, meat, or canned goods) as well as information on places to apply for food stamps in Jackson County Mississippi. Others that are vulnerable and in the area can inquire into Meals on Wheels or Congregate food for a senior or elderly person. Find more information on the agencies to call below.

Lord Is My Help
Address is 1205 Desoto Street
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564
Telephone number - (228) 872-2331
Senior citizens or the disabled in Jackson County can sign up for a delivery of a meal, including at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Other low income families can use the free food pantry.

American Red Cross Jackson County
Location is 1096 Jackson Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568
(228) 762-2455
Supports people recovering from a disaster, such as hurricane, fire, or flood. Free food, beverages, blankets, and vouchers for motels or furniture may be offered to those individuals.

First Baptist Church
Food pantry is at 902 Live Oak Avenue
Pascagoula, Mississippi 39567
(228) 762-2343




Catholic Social and Community Services
Phone - (855) 847-0555
The church does support residents of both Jackson and George. Everything from information on food stamps to baby clothing, formula, and educational services (and much more) is arranged too.

Salvation Army - Pascagoula
3217 Nathan Hale Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39568
(228) 762-7222
Programs include a food pantry, thrift store, and financial aid. Clothes for students may be provided along with holiday meals or toys. Case managers also help working poor families in Jackson County apply for public aid.

George County Baptist Food Bank
Address: 134 Highway 198 West
Lucedale, Mississippi 39452
Dial (601) 947-4981
Emergency food or a meal from the soup kitchen are offered up to twice a year.

Gulf Coast Community Action of Jackson County
Phone – 228-539-2174
The staff can provide information on poverty fighting programs, including emergency help to prevent hunger such as the local of a local food bank.

Salvation Army – Lucedale and George County
52 Virginia Street
Lucedale, MS 39452
(601) 947-1130
Free food, shelter, Christmas gifts from Angel Tree, and information on low income housing are all available.




United Hearts Community Action Agency
Address: 228 Gyther Fairley Road
Lucedale, Mississippi 39452
Main phone - (601) 766-0730
Baby formula, clothing for infants and new moms, and other boxes of food are provided.

For additional suggestions or referrals on where to turn to for free food or assistance such as summer snacks for children or Meals on Wheels for the homebound, dial 601.973.7080.


By Jon McNamara

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