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.