giving back this holiday season

One of Mississippi Land Bank's core values is “grounded in giving”. We care deeply for the communities we serve and strive to make Mississippi the best place to call home. 

Food insecurity is a major issue across our state. With more than 600,000 Mississippians are struggling to put food on the table this holiday season, we want to help. During the entire month of December, we are partnering with Extra Table to do our part. 

Extra Table was launched in 2009 by well-known restauranteur Robert St. John, and their number one goal is to feed hungry Mississippians. Through fundraising, they stock food pantries and soup kitchens with wholesome, nutritious food, making a difference in the lives of Mississippians.

 In 2020, Mississippi Land Bank donated $10,000, and our employees filled boxes with food for a local food bank. This year, our goal is greater impact. And we’re inviting you to participate.








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Give funds for Extra Table to purchase food items and meals.





During the entire month of December, we encourage you to give in one or more of the following ways:  


  • Funds: Any donation is welcomed and appreciated. Visit to donate or mail a check to Extra Table, 3904 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Mississippi Land Bank donated $10,000 in December 2020 but we wanted to do more in 2021. We have pledged to match funds donated during this drive up to $5,000, taking our total contribution up to $15,000 within the last twelve months. 
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Donate non-perishable, in-date food items at one of our branch offices.




  • Food: All six branch locations will be accepting healthy, non-perishable, in-date food items to deliver to local food pantries who partner with Extra Table. You can also pick up an Extra Table box with an approved grocery list and instructions at your local branch office. Boxes can be dropped off any time before December 31st.
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On December 15th, help us pack food boxes at one of our branch offices.


  • TimeOn Wednesday, December 15th from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., we ask that you and your family join us for a day of “Grounded in Giving” at one of our local branch offices. Together, we will be organizing food items and pack the Extra Table boxes to give to families during the holidays. You can also pick up a box to take home to pack with your family. This is a memorable, family-friendly activity that focuses on giving this holiday season.