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April 13, 2020

        Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes

These difficult days are putting a strain on thousands of people in Northeast Mississippi.  While food pantries always serve a vital need, their work has become increasingly critical as more and more individuals are laid off work.

The issue, though, is a double-edged sword. Food pantries are not only feeding more people, but they are doing so with fewer volunteers. Under normal circumstances, food pantries often rely on retirees to volunteer. However, due to COVID-19 concerns, many of those retirees are understandably choosing to stay home. 

In addition, several food pantries have altered their procedures so that clients remain in their cars to decrease the person-to-person interactions that occur during the usual process.

Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes has adjusted to all these challenges, thanks to their regular volunteers and others who have stepped up to the plate. In March the pantry added a distribution day just for clients 70 years of age and older then conducted their regular distribution the following day. Having help from the Aberdeen Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office made a huge difference.

In March the pantry provided food for 400 families, consisting of 643 individuals. Compare that to 321 families (493 individuals) in February, and you see how important their service is. 

Thank you to all the volunteers at Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes. Your work makes such a difference to so many!


If you are healthy and feel comfortable volunteering at this time, please consider helping one of the feeding programs in Northeast Mississippi. Click here for a list of programs needing volunteers.

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Click on the name of the agency to view the profile page.
- Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes
- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic
- Autism Center of North

- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry
- Banah Pregnancy Testing 

- Belmont UMC Community    
  Food Pantry

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
  Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Child on a Mission
- Churches United Food Depot
  of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of   
  Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal

- CREATE Foundation
- Early Childhood Coalition
- El Centro
- Empowering Our Girls
- English as a Second

- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
  North Mississippi

- Food Depot of Tishomingo

- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food

- Girl Scouts Heart of the

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
 and Clothes Closet

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless
- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care

- Life Saver Empowering Girls
- Magnolia Foundation
- Make-A-Wish Mid-South
- Meals on Wheels
- Memory's Magical Dresses
- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
  Homelessness (MUTEH)

- National Council on Alcohol
  & Drug Dependency

- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
 for Humanity

- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation

- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family

- Salvation Army of Houston
- Salvation Army of Pontotoc
- Salvation Army of Tupelo
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

- Southerncare Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling Association
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast

- The Refuge Foster Care

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
 Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic
- Tupelo Community Theatre
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo Lee Humane Society
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Tupelo Lions Club
- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club
- Union County Good Samaritan
- Union County Historical Society


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