Feeding the Gulf Coast Works with Mississippi Public Health Institute to Provide Fresh Produce and Dry Goods to Families During COVID-19 Pandemic
Biloxi, Miss. – Feeding the Gulf Coast and The Mississippi Public Health Institute (MSPHI) and will host a food distribution on Saturday, April 4, 2020, at First Baptist Church of Biloxi. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating an added strain on Gulf Coast families struggling with food insecurity and access to healthy foods. 500 families will receive a mixture of fresh produce and dry goods thanks to donations provided by AT&T, the Walmart Foundation, and United Way of South Mississippi. Bags were donated by Rouses Markets. The distribution will operate in a drive-through style to minimize contact for both clients and workers.
As families are faced with an increased need for food due to school closures, inability to work, or facing self-quarantine requirements, the “Find Help” feature available at www.feedingthegulfcoast.org, is the best source of information for families and individuals seeking assistance. Individuals can also call (888) 704-FOOD. During this time of uncertainty and crisis, Feeding the Gulf Coast remains dedicated to serving the community. Working with community partners, the food bank will continue to be an organization of hope and support for families facing hunger.
WHO: Feeding the Gulf Coast
Mississippi Public Health Institute
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: First Baptist Church of Biloxi 1560 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS 39532