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Lee County food banks and pantries.

The food assistance programs in Lee County Mississippi, either those run by pantries or government offices, provide help to the needy and low income. The centers try to support anyone in need and not turn people away. However there tends to be a focus on providing free food to families in a crisis or those with children, the elderly, as well as disabled.

The goal is to provide enough groceries and food that meet the USDA guidelines around calories, health, and nutrition. Examples of what a free food pantry may offer includes boxes of healthy groceries such as canned goods, meat, sweets, fruit, drinks, water, bread, produce, and other goods.

The locations, most of which are in Tupelo, will also help clients apply for benefits such as WIC vouchers for feeding newborns as well as SANP food stamps for families living in poverty. Or they will have clothes, hygiene items, holiday meals, and additional support. More information is below.

Jericho Baptist Church
Address: 2179 County Road 171
Guntown, Mississippi 38849
Main phone - (662) 365-2504
The food pantry is only open during the third Saturday of each month. There are also Christmas or Thanksgiving meals for the low income and small toys for kids.

Faith Food Pantry
Location is 102 Front Avenue
Nettleton, MS 38858
(662) 963-2646
The charity only helps families and children that live in the Nettleton School District. It covers both Lee and Monroe County. The food banks helps the elderly, children, and the entire household. Free groceries, fruits, and other goods are given.

Faith Fellowship Church
Tupelo, Mississippi 38801
For information, dial (662) 226-3076
In addition to the pantry, they process applications to the USDA food program for the needy as well as SNAP food stamps.





Helping Hands
314 South Church Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Telephone number is (662) 690-8100
The non-profit can only be used once per month. Everything from clothing for work or school, food, and financial aid is provided. The church offers individuals and low income families spiritual, mental and physical counseling.

Saint Luke United Methodist Church
2653 Eason Boulevard
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
(662) 842-6522
The needy, low income, and vulnerable in Lee County can get a meal or emergency box of food. A soup kitchen and food pantry are on site.

Nettleton F.A.I.T.H.
102 Front Street
Nettleton, Mississippi 38858
Phone - 662-963-2608

Salvation Army - Tupelo
Address is 527 Carnation Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Telephone: (662) 842-9222
Basic necessities are offered (such as food or clothing) along with utility, rent help, and medications. There is a thrift store and clothing closet, Angel Tree for Christmas gifts or meals, and shelter. The center also helps people apply for SNAP food stamps or Meals on Wheels services. Another program is for free school supplies.




Lee County DSS - Health Department – W.I.C. Distribution Center
532 South Church street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
Dial (662) 841-9096
New parents and single moms can apply for WIC vouchers for formula, health education classes, and other benefits.

For referrals to other food banks, USDA programs, or soup kitchens in Lee County dial 901.527.0841. Other services are available for low income families.


By Jon McNamara













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