The Mississippi State University Food Security Network was created to assist the MSU community in locating available food resources in the area. The goal is to match individuals with an agency that can accommodate them based on their food security needs.
|Connect students, faculty, and staff who lack food to available food resources.||Provide a set schedule of distribution for all the food pantries in the area.||Increase student donations and volunteer efforts within local food pantries.|
Increase the food security of MSU community members.
Why create the MSU Food Security Network?
After speaking with many of the food pantries, churches, and other agencies in the area, we discovered that many students take advantage of these services. There are also many agencies in need of volunteers and donations.
Partnership with Block By Block
Members of the MSU community can email the MSU Food Security Network or stop by the Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) in 306 Moseley Hall and request information. A staff member will meet with the participant individually, assist him or her with filling out necessary paperwork and determine which local food pantry would be the best fit depending on need, location, and availability of transportation.
Network Email: MSUFoodSecurityNetwork@saffairs.msstate.edu.
For more information contact:
AmeriCorps VISTA/Program Coordinator
Maroon Volunteer Center