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United Way will once again host our Unite to End Hunger food sculpture contest on March 9 and 10, 2016, at the BancorpSouth Arena! We are currently accepting registrations for food sculpture teams. Be sure to start planning early to ensure a successful sculpture!

For pictures of past food sculpture events, check out our Facebook albums from Unite to End Hunger 2015 and Unite to End Hunger 2014.

Don’t have the time and/or resources to build a sculpture? You can still participate by hosting a food drive to benefit our partner agencies! Simply collect canned and boxed foods and donate them during the Campaign Celebration on March 10.


Wednesday, March 9 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: Sculpture building at the BancorpSouth Arena. All teams will need to come build their sculptures during this time.

Thursday, March 10 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Sculpture viewing at the BancorpSouth Arena. Guests will view the sculptures before our Campaign Celebration on Thursday, March 19.

Thursday, March 10 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM: Campaign Celebration. The winner of the contest will be announced during the awards program.

Thursday, March 10 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Volunteers will disassemble the sculptures and package the food for our partner food pantries.

Deadline to register for a food sculpture team is February 15, 2016, and to RSVP for the Celebration is March 1, 2016.

For more information, contact Robin Matkin at 662-841-9133 or robin@unitedwaynems.org, or download the Day of Caring packet 2016 with complete rules and other information.


Day of Caring packet 2016

Unite to End Hunger Registration