LAFAYETTE CO. Miss. - New Hope M.B. Church hosted its first mobile pantry in Oxford, Mississippi in an effort to give back to the community they serve. Pastor Willie Ervin says it was important for his congregation to focus on the needs of the community. Pastor Ervin also volunteers at Mid-South Food Bank’s Perkins warehouse.
Feeding America says the Projected Overall Food Insecurity Rate for 2021 in Lafayette County is 16.2%.
"This is a good thing for me and my family and it will help feed our families during Spring Break,” said Cassandra of Oxford. She heard of the pantry through word of mouth.
Cassandra and her mother lined up as early as 8:00 a.m. for boxes filled with chicken, fish, milk, and fresh produce.Beverly of Oxford says she is grateful for the mobile distribution. “I am thankful... I try to get to as many (food distributions) as I can when they come this way”. New Hope did a great job for this being their first mobile pantry.
If you would like to help families in your community, sign up to host a mobile distribution today at midsouthfoodbank.org/hosting-a-mobile-pantry.