Charity Review

Mississippi Food Network, Inc.

(601) 353-7286 440 Beatty St, Jackson MS 39201-6215
  1. Purpose
  2. Programs

[To] relieve poverty-related hunger in our service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network of member churches and nonprofit organizations. 

Incorporated: 1983 in MS


Mississippi Food Network (MFN) partners with agencies across the state, including food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and churches, to get food to hungry people.  The organization offers a BackPack Program to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations, by filling backpacks with food and snacks, assuring the children will receive some proper nutrition while away from their school’s meal programs.  The After-School At-Risk Snack Program provides healthy snacks to children in afterschool programs in underserved communities.  The snacks are distributed through five Boys & Girls Clubs and nine private nonprofit organizations that also offer tutoring, homework help, and enrichment activities.  MFN’s Summer Food Service Program works to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is out, as well as providing enrichment activities and nutrition education.  The organization also offers nutrition education to seniors participating in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program through a registered dietitian, teaching people about healthy food and snack choices and exercise.  According to the organization, in the 2012-2013 fiscal year, over 18 million pounds of food was distributed and 1.4 million people were served.

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