From the Archive: Media | The Commercial Appeal highlights United Way grant for mobile food pantry work in northwest Mississippi

Mobile food pantry will distribute free food again on February 27 in DeSoto County

More than 800 families were helped during the most previous distribution of food from the Mid-South Food Bank’s mobile pantry project, made possible thanks to a grant from United Way last summer.

In the Sunday, February 10 DeSoto edition of The Commercial Appeal reporter Henry Bailey put a spotlight on United Way’s grant and the impact it has on hunger in Northwest Mississippi (read the article – you will be taken to The Commercial Appeal‘s website.)

More than 20,000 people in DeSoto County are “food insecure,” two words that basically mean a person does not have means and/or access to secure enough food for an active, healthy life. That number reflects roughly 13% of DeSoto County’s entire population.

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