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Hunger in Action – Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi launches FEED Northwest Mississippi

Story Highlights
  • Mississippi ranks 2nd highest in percentage of child food insecurity among the United States according to a 2016 study from Feeding America.
  • The goal of the FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund is to provide emergency financial support to area food pantries, especially ones located in rural areas.

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) recently launched Phase II of its FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund thanks to the Dan and Margaret Maddox Foundation, of Hernando, increasing their matching gift to $55,000 and a just announced $100,000 matching grant from the Walton Family Foundation.

Phase I of the FEED Northwest Mississippi launched on March 19 with an initial grant of $27,500 from the Maddox Foundation and was matched in only ten days.

The goal of the FEED Northwest Mississippi Fund is to provide emergency financial support to area food pantries, especially ones located in rural areas.

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi President, Keith Fulcher, discussed these efforts with cityCURRENT Director of Digital Media, Andrew Bartolotta on April 27th, 2020.

Learn more about the ways you can help FEED Northwest Mississippi by visiting www.cfnm.org

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