As most of us prepare to sit down to a feast of thanksgiving tomorrow, please keep in mind those who will not have enough to eat on Thanksgiving… or any day.
1 in 5 people in Northeast Mississippi struggles with food insecurity.
That means that while they may not be hungry everyday, they often face situations where they do not have enough food for themselves or their families. Parents may go without to make sure their kids are fed. Kids might get most of their calories from their school breakfast and lunch. Seniors may have to choose between medications and food toward the end of the month.
These situations are a reality for literally thousands of people in our communities.
Listen to Jason Martin, executive director of the St. Luke United Methodist Food Pantry in Tupelo, as he shares a story of a client whose situation really touched his heart and made him realize just how some people struggle in our community…
Miss Carolyn’s situation is heartbreaking, but unfortunately not unique. Many people find themselves in similar circumstances everyday. But United Way is trying to do something about it.
Help us fight hunger in our communities by giving today. Donate online or text FIGHTHUNGER to 40403 to give to our efforts to eradicate food insecurity through the Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition.
Let’s make sure no one has to sleep in a parking lot for a box of food ever again.