Northeast Mississippi Community Service is located in Booneville Mississippi is the local community action agency for Alcorn, Marshall, Prentiss, and Tishomingo county. The non-profit agency offers the working poor numerous programs, information, and ways to become self-sufficient over the long term. The agency may be able to direct families and individuals to rent assistance programs (such as Homeless Prevention and Rapid Rehousing), utility and cooling bill assistance programs (LIHEAP), free food pantries, and advise patients how to get free or low cost health care from community clinics in the region. Oftentimes a client of the agency will be put in touch with a counselor who can guide them through various programs and options in the area. Call the agency at (662) 728-2118. Or you can find other low income assistance programs that are provided to qualified individuals.
Emergency assistance is also offered from the Northeastern Salvation Army. They support families in Prentiss County Mississippi and other nearby towns and counties. They administer some of the same programs as the location referenced above, however other resources may be offered as well. Limited financial aid, crisis, relief, information on job training, and much more is available. Click Salvation Army northeastern Mississippi programs.
Food assistance in Northeast Mississippi
F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry (Food Available In This House) - This pantry also works with other distribution centers in the area. It both secures and distributes a regular source of free food or groceries to needy residents in the community, with emphasis on those families with individuals, children, or a family in crisis, and food is also available for the elderly under the USDA guidelines. Call 662-963-2608
Fulton Food Pantry - This distribution center supplies families with free food and groceries on the third Saturday of each month. Free food and other nutritional aid is also provided on an emergency or crisis basis to referrals from The Salvation Army, churches, DHS, and other local community service agencies and charities in the surrounding counties. Phone 662-862-9530
Food Depot of Tishomingo County - This center may be able to provides low income Tishomingo residents that meet the programs required criteria with free groceries or food baskets once a month to feed both themselves and their families. Call 662-423-2694
Mission Okolona - The agency follows the example of Jesus to provide for the hungry and needy among us by distributing food to those in need. Phone 662-447-2736.
Helpful Samaritan Food Pantry - Residents of Tishomingo county Mississippi can get assistance from people during periods of a crisis or emergency economic crisis by providing groceries, free food and/or other household products and necessities on a limited term basis to meet hunger and other basic needs of the low income and working poor. Dial 662-423-6272.
Food Pantry West, phone # 662-282-4877, may be able to help people in Itawamba county and the surrounding area. The pantry may be able to both secure and distribute free food to low income and other needy residents who qualify under the federal government USDA guidelines and state of Mississippi residency guidelines, especially the elderly, disabled and families with children in the local community.
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Other assistance programs
Junior Auxiliary of Tishomingo County - The non-profit organization renders charitable services that are beneficial to the general public with particular emphasis on children in the community and surrounding counties. The agency provides books, school supplies, coats, mentoring and holiday and Christmas gifts (through the Angel Tree). Counselors from the organization can also visit with the elderly and senior citizens once a month and provides games and lunch to them as well. Call 662-423-6583