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Free food pantries, groceries and meals Rankin and Madison County.

The food pantries, churches and charities in the counties of Rankin and Madison County pass out free groceries or serve hot meals. The center help low-income families or people with no money. There is free food, holiday meals, pet food, personal toiletries and more. Get free food near you in Madison and Rankin County MS.

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. Many food pantries are open today and also provide free dog or cat food to seniors or the disabled.

There are also several long term government food assistance programs for the unemployed or working poor. in Madison and Rankin County. They range from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance food stamps or EBT cards to surplus USDA commodities. The application process for these will generally take time, such as SNAP, but they can help supplement the resources available at a pantry. Or look here for expedited SNAP benefits.

The emergency food banks and soup kitchens will give out everything from Christmas or Thanksgiving food to baby formula, low-salt food, produce, eggs and more. Another option is for people to call a food bank for information on other programs in the state of MS.

Charities for free hot meals and food banks

Madison Countians Allied Against Poverty
Address is 181 Watford Parkway Dr., Canton, MS 39046. Call (601) 407-1404
Emergency assistance ranges from SNAP applications to food boxes and educational support. There is also a clothing closet for work items or school supplies, personal toiletries, and snacks for kids. The pantry may offer boxes of food in a crisis.

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

Oak Grove MB Church
A food bank is at 935 Tampa St, Pearl MS 39208. Phone: 601-936-5369 or 601-932-3812




Sacred Heart Family Center
1493 Hwy 17, Camden MS 39045. Main phone: 662-468-2354
A food distribution center will give away stuff such as food, toiletries including soap, laundry detergent, diapers and more to families and individuals in need. Free food bags generally include meat (frozen or canned), bread, eggs, vegetables (fresh or canned), with some volunteers bring food to seniors at home.

Our Daily Bread
Address is 313 W Franklin St, Canton, MS 39046. Main Phone: (601) 859-9211 or call (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, produce or fresh fruits as well. Other items may be baby formula as well as referrals.

Salvation Army Family Services
Rankin County is served by 570 Beasley Rd, Jackson, MS 39206. Phone: (601) 398-0997 or dial (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. They help feed the homeless, give hot meals including breakfast, Thanksgiving turkey dinners 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.

Rankin County Agency on Aging - Brandon Senior Center
1170 Lakeland Dr, Jackson, MS 39216. Phone: (601) 981-1516
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. Or get free Ensure or Boost drinks, vitamins and other goods. More on help for low-income seniors in MS.

Mallory Community HC Food Pantry
276 Nissan Parkway, Canton Mississippi 39046. Dial 601-859-1798

Grace Episcopal Church
The food distribution center is at 161 E Peace St, Canton, MS 39046. Phone: (601) 859-2680 or call 601-540-4951
There are groceries such as groceries, produce, fruit, canned meat, Spam and Tuna. The charity helps the unemployed, working poor and single mothers are well that need food for their kids.

Pinelake Care Center
223 Old Jackson Rd, Madison Mississippi  39110. Main phone: 601-919-4135

Parkway Pentecostal Church
Pantry location is 601 Reunion Pkwy, 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
Whether a free box of food, or applications to SNAP benefits, they help low-income families and single parents. Or get free government commodities such as cheese, bread, and other goods.

Additional free food programs in Madison and Rankin County area

For locations of other food pantries near you, 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.


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