March of the Mayors: Cities collecting for food pantries

While carnival season is officially over, there is one event that’s still going on.

That’s the March for Mayor. It’s happening in each coastal city and in the City of Biloxi they’re collecting cans of tuna.

It’s an inaugural event hoping to capture the Mardi Gras spirit and energy and use to it help others. The march is organized by Extra Table and they plan on distributing the cans to pantries across the Coast.

The March of Mayors ends March 12th. You can drop off donations at:

  • Biloxi City Hall
  • Donal Snyder Center
  • Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center
  • Any Biloxi fire station

City of Biloxi Public Affairs Specialist Cecilia Dobbs-Walton said, “This is just a great way for the community to get involved to give back, especially with this time of year when it’s cold. There are a lot of extra food pantries and people going into food pantries. So, when you’re in the grocery store just pick up a can or two of tuna and drop it off in locations within the city.”

Other coastal cities are in charge of collecting different items:

  • Bay St. Louis is collecting dried beans
  • Gulfport needs peanut butter
  • Long Beach wants canned green beans
  • Ocean Springs is collecting canned fruit
  • Pass Christian is collecting canned corn
  • Waveland is collecting dried rice
  • Diamondhead is collecting canned soup
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