Our food pantry provides emergency food to about 700 families per month. The food pantry is supported by monetary contributions and donated food items from churches, individuals, and organizations in the Hattiesburg area. For the past two years, grant awards from Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund have increased our capacity to provide food.
ESFC is an approved distribution agency of the Mississippi Food Network (MFN) which warehouses and distributes donated products from the USDA, Feeding America (formerly known as “America’s Second Harvest”), and wholesale food distributors. The Society of St. Andrews coordinates the gleaning of produce from fields of participating farmers across the state to provide fresh food to pantries.
The food pantry
· Provides boxes of staple food items
· Utilizes volunteers for most of the work
· Follows all the USDA guidelines for distribution of food to individuals
· Accepts donated food from individuals and organizations