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Mississippi free food banks and food pantries.

Get information on food pantries, grocery programs and free food banks located across Mississippi. These centers can help the low income, unemployed, and people facing a hardship make it through a difficult period. The free food pantries near you, listed below, can provide qualified families and individuals with a number of resources, all of which are focused on battling hunger. The locations in Mississippi may have free food, groceries, meals, perishable items, and more to those in need.

In addition to offering free food, many of the organizations that run the centers can provide, or refer people to, other assistance programs. For example, they may offer clothing or household items, or be able to refer people to government assistance programs as well as local charities. Many of the Mississippi centers also have information on public assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, or summer meals for children.

Also, churches and food pantries near you in MS may also have special Thanksgiving and Christmas meals as well as assistance programs for children and seniors. If a free food pantry is not near you in Mississippi, there is a phone number for referrals at the bottom of the page.

In addition, you can ask a case manager or volunteer from a pantry for other aid. For example, inquire as to how to get applications to cash aid in Mississippi, SNAP food stamps, Meals on Wheels or USDA programs. The emergency food bank centers can be a great place for information or referrals.

Local MS food banks near you

These are some of the primary food pantries in Mississippi all throughout this page (scroll down). In addition to these centers, qualified families who need additional resource can find charities, food banks, churches and free soup kitchens or food pantries in their town, city or county. The locations may have canned goods, emergency food boxes, clothing, household items, Christmas food boxes, and more.

Feeding the Gulf Coast works with charities and food pantries in a wide area, both in Alabama and Mississippi. The main MS location is at 1501 34th St, Gulfport, MS 39501. Call (228) 896-6979. The service area includes the counties of George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Perry and Stone. A wide range of assistance programs are offered.

 

 

 

Of course the Feeding America affiliates partners with churches, free food banks and charities to help pass out groceries, household supplies, and free personal toiletries. There are also summer backpack feeding programs for kids, Meals on Wheels, and help with growing fresh produce or vegetables. There are also free USDA Commodities such as milk, cheese, dairy and other benefit programs.

Mississippi Food Network is at 440 W. Beatty Street, Jackson, MS 39201. A leading distribution center in the state. Perishable food stuffs, frozen items, breads, and more may be offered for qualified low income residents.

The non-profit partners with churches, non-profits, and charities across the region for meal and food distribution programs. The location will often provide those locations with groceries and people then pick up the goods locally. There may also be hygiene supplies as well as free holiday meals.

The Network supports the MS counties of Adams, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, and Franklin. There are also progirams for low-income families in Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, or Oktibbeha.

Even more area is covered. The Mississippi Food Network is also for Pike, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha,as well as Yazoo County.  Residents can dial  601.973.7080.

Mid-South Food Bank also covers parts of Mississippi. There are free food assistance programs for the counties of Alcorn, Benton, Coahoma, De Soto, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Monroe, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, as well as Union. There is everything from a Diaper Bank and Infant Formula to mobile food pantries, Health and Nutrition workshops, and SNAP outreach offered with local partners. Call 901-527-0841.

Brookhaven Outreach Ministries - South Central Mississippi Food Bank
Address is 101 E Court St, Brookhaven, MS 39601. Call (601) 833-1350
Referrals, holiday meals, free food for the poor, and other assistance is given.

PBM Ministries
Location is 639 Second South St, Woodville, MS 39669. Call (601) 888-3880

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Vincent De Paul
711 Washington Ave, Greenville, MS 38701. Phone - (662) 378-3105
Part of the nationwide Saint Vincent charity organization. Free groceries, food, programs for seniors, and limited financial help may be offered. Volunteers often have information on federal government USDA programs such as the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).

HartLand Hands
 1621 Goodman Rd, Horn Lake, MS 38637. Call - (662) 280-5365
Applications to welfare, SNAP food stamps, and other aid is offered from the pantry. May offer Meals on Wheels for the homebound, Senior Brown Bag program, and other nutritionally satisfying free meals and food items.

Salvation Army Centers in MS
There are multiple sites. They will have an emergency food pantry that focuses on the various counties in Mississippi. Mostly provides food to local residents, such as the low-income, unemployed, elderly and others. If resources are available, will offer food and it is provided once per week. More on Salvation Army emergency assistance in MS.

Twelve Baskets Food Bank
Address: 333 Cowan Rd, Gulfport, MS 39507. Dial (228) 822-0836 for information and intake
Holidays meals, turkeys, formula, and other basic supplies may be passed out.

Details on other pantries and food banks in Mississippi near you

Get more information on food assistance programs in Mississippi that may be near you. Dial 601.353.7286 to get details on resources and free food programs. Learn about public assistance too including USDA food stamps and similar benefits. Other resource is Feeding America hunger prevention is MS. Or call the number to find locations of other food banks and free pantries near you.

By Jon McNamara

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