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Questions for Food Banks

Food banks are a key part of relief networks. Most major cities have relief networks where food can be dropped off at the local food bank, and from this central point the food can be sent to pantry groups, who then redistribute the food to the ones who need it. These pantry groups who get food from food banks are often homeless shelters, soup kitchens and orphanages. Providing assistance to a food bank can be a very rewarding experience.

  • Where can I donate food?
    Check your local listings for food banks closest to you. They will have a central drop off point where food can be donated. During holidays or fund-raising events additional drop off points will be set up. Before you donate you can also call the food bank and ask them what kind of food they prefer. Most food banks prefer canned food to more perishable items.

  • Can I volunteer?
    Volunteering for a charity organization is both a rewarding experience to the volunteer and a help to the organization, as most depend on volunteers for their operations. If you volunteer at a food bank you can expect to sort the food donations and divide them up to be sent to the various food pantries. You can also volunteer with outreach programs, who deliver the food to people and places like homeless shelters, or with a soup kitchen, who cooks the food and serves it.

  • I know someone who needs help, what can I do?
    Sometimes asking for help can be difficult, but nobody should go hungry. If you need help, apply with a local pantry agency or visit a soup kitchen. You can also take part in the food stamp program. Food stamps give people money to buy food with at local stores.

  • STANDARD LISTINGS:   FOOD-BANKS IN/NEAR JACKSON
    Genesis Food Bank Write review for this local business
    435 Hiawatha St, Jackson, MS 39204
    (601) 354-3663  
    Genesis Food Bank Write review for this local business
    934 S Gallatin St, Jackson, MS 39204
    (601) 354-0711  
    New Creation Community Center Write review for this local business
    2455 Livingston Rd, Jackson, MS 39213
    (601) 362-6336  
    Brookhaven Outreach Ministries Write review for this local business
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    (662) 378-3105  
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    (662) 686-9910  
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    (870) 265-5535  

    A food bank is a charity organization that distributes food to the needy. Food banks generally operate by collecting food from businesses and families in the community and then redistributing that food to those who need it most. They typically redistribute the food to homeless shelters, food pantry centers, and soup kitchens. They also often redistribute food in the form of food stamps. These stamps can be used in lieu of money at participating grocery and convenience stores.

    These relief networks are run and maintained through the aid of volunteers. These volunteers, who may be adults or older children, work tirelessly to fight hunger in their communities. They work especially hard during the holiday season. As this is when charity outreach organizations tend to hold most of their fundraisers.

    Large food banks often donate to and help organize smaller charity organizations. They may donate to a food pantry, for instance. Or a homeless shelter. They work closely with these other organizations to see to it that everyone in their community gets the food and shelter needed to live a happy, healthy life.

    Food banks are truly noble charities, and everyone ought to consider donating money or food to them from time to time. More enterprising community members might also want to consider volunteering their time at one of these banks. There's nothing quite as rewarding as working for a cause you know is good and just, with other dedicated volunteers, who believe in the cause just as firmly as you do. It's really a wonderful feeling!




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