For over 100 years, Mississippi Land Bank has taken great pride in giving back to the communities in which we serve with the goal of making Mississippi the best place to call home. Many people do not know that there are over 600,000 Mississippians who will struggle to put food on the table this holiday season.
In alignment with our core values, Mississippi Land Bank has initiated a Grounded in Giving campaign with the goal of helping to feed those in hunger throughout the state. Mississippi Land Bank has partnered with Extra Table in order to achieve this goal, and we are calling on our Mississippi Land Bank family to help us in supporting this effort. Together we can make a difference and feed fellow Mississippians this holiday season.
WAYS TO GIVE
During the entire month of November, Mississippi Land Bank will kick off our Grounded in Giving campaign. We have several ways that you, as a member of the Mississippi Land Bank family, can get involved.
- Funds: We have set a goal of $10,000 to be raised by the Mississippi Land Bank family. Mississippi Land Bank has pledged $10,000 to match funds donated during this campaign, doubling your donation to this worthy cause. Visit (https://shorturl.at/itFX1) to donate or mail a check to Extra Table, 101 Madison Plaza, Hattiesburg, MS 39402. Any donations are welcomed and appreciated.
- Food: All six Mississippi Land Bank branch locations will be accepting healthy, non-perishable food items to deliver to local food pantries. You may also visit a branch and pick-up an Extra Table food box. Each Extra Table food box contains a grocery list and instructions. Once the boxes are filled, you can return them to your local Land Bank branch any time before November 30th.
Make this a family-friendly activity that focuses on giving this holiday season!
MEALS MATTER and DOLLARS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Extra Table is a non-profit organization founded by famous restauranteur Robert St. John in 2009. The goal of Extra Table is to ensure that all Mississippians have access to healthy, nutritious meals. Extra Table applies effective business concepts within their non-profit organization to provide healthy meals to those in need. Using warehouses to store large truckloads of canned goods, they can stretch each donation as far as possible. For every dollar donated, Extra Table can purchase nearly 6 healthy meals. Extra Table’s unique method of fundraising, food procurement, and distribution is efficient and effective in ensuring that food pantries remained stocked with healthy, nutritious meals throughout the year.
We truly appreciate your participation in supporting the Mississippi Land Bank and Extra Table’s mission of fighting hunger in Mississippi. Together, we will make a difference.