First Ever Food Pantry for Veterans Opens in Mississippi

by Ashley Norwood

Photo: Veteran Barbara Franklin picks up food at the food pantry at the Sonny Montgomery VA medical center in Jackson, MS. [courtesy Mississippi Public Broadcasting]

The Mississippi Food Network and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation are partners with the VA medical Center pantry. Marilyn Blacklege, with the food network says, many veterans in the state are food insecure. The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 10 am to 2pm at the VA Medical Center in Jackson. All veterans are welcome.

  • World Hunger Education
    Service
    P.O. Box 29015
    Washington, D.C. 20017
  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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