Money Talks: MS Food Network
Our guest is Dr. Charles Beady, the Executive Director of Mississippi Food Network, which began in 1983 as a warehouse facility that would accumulate, store, and distribute food for charities who would then make the final distributions to needy people in their community. MFN is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. https://www.msfoodnet.org/
There are 430 agencies that distribute the food that MS Food Network accumulates.
No.1 requested food donation: canned meat
When NOT during a pandemic, volunteers who have registered help at the warehouse each month https://www.msfoodnetvolunteers.org/
If your organization would like to host a food drive, please contact Stacey Cain at 601-973-7089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in making a corporate donation, please call Mack Matthews at email@example.com or 601-353-7215.
There are other ways to give:
Shop at Kroger. When shopping at Kroger Stores, make a donation to MFN by registering your Kroger card with the Community Rewards Program (www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow/) or through the scan card program found at all registers.
Shop Amazon Smile. It’s just like “regular” shopping at Amazon.com, but .05 percent of your purchase can be designated for MFN. Sign up to support Mississippi Food Network today (smile.amazon.com).
To contact MS Food Network:
Mississippi Food Network
P.O. Box 411
Jackson MS 39205-0411
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