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Rankin and Madison County food pantries.

The food pantries and charities that run them in the counties of Rankin and Madison offer many services to struggling families. First and foremost, they are focused on feeding the hungry and helping people facing an emergency. This is generally done by providing enough groceries or fresh foods to last for a few days.

The next step will often be referrals to more long term, poverty fighting programs. There are several in Alabama as well as Rankin County. They range from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance food stamps to surplus USDA commodities. The application process for these will generally take time, but they can help supplement the resources available at a pantry.

Another option is for people to call a food bank for information on other programs. These will range from clothing to Christmas or Thanksgiving meals. Some even offer school supplies to working poor families.

Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty
Address is 3141 South Liberty
Canton, Mississippi 39046
(601) 407-1404
Emergency assistance ranges from housing to food and educational support. There is also a clothing closet for work items or school supplies. Beds are also offered. The pantry may offer boxes of food in a crisis.

Paul Truitt Memorial Baptist
Address is 3705 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
Phonee - (601) 939-2975
They partner with the Mississippi food Network to feed the working poor in Rankin County.

Our Daily Bread
Address is 315 Garrett Street
Canton, MS 39046
Main phone - (601) 859-921
Free hot meals are served, including at the holidays. Seniors may also request a delivery from volunteers at the charity.




Truevine Missionary Baptist Church
Address is 124 Vine Drive
Brandon, MS 39047
Telephone number is (601) 829-1401

Crossgates Baptist Church
Address is 8 Crosswoods Road
Brandon, MS 39042
Main phone - (601) 825-2562

Mount Elam M. B. Church
701 Old Whitfield Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
For intake, call (601) 932-4675
The food pantry only operates 2 days per month. A free food bank may have canned items or fresh fruits as well. Other items may be baby formula as well as referrals.

Salvation Army Family Services
Hwy 80 E
Pearl, MS
Telephone - (601) 664-1857
There are a few of these non-profits around. Each has a food pantry for struggling Madison as well as Rankin families. Or inquire into Christmas gifts and meals, public aid for living expenses, and more.

Cornerstone Church
1950 Highway 80 East
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
Telephone - (601) 420-4840
The Father's Market Ministry may pass out a bag of groceries on day per week to qualified low income families.

Brandon Senior Center
1000 Municipal Drive
Brandon, MS 39042
Congregate meals are served to the elderly and their spouses. There are also workshops help, information on Medicare, and a local, Meals on Wheels service. There may be small fees involved.





Parkway Pentecostal Church
Pantry location is 1620 Manesdale Road
Madison, MS 39110
For hours, call (601) 853-2607
Services include fruits, vegetables, food, and hot meals.

South Rankin Food Resource Center, Inc
Main address is 235 Richland Cir
Richland, Mississippi
Phone: (601) 906-6588

For locations of other food pantries, dial (601) 353-7286. Or callers can also learn about other resources available to them. This includes, but is not limited too, applications to SNAP food stamps, WIC vouchers, and even local thrift stores.




By Jon McNamara

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