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Feed Mississippi

Sunday, November 18, 2018, 12:00 AM - Sunday, January 06, 2019, 12:00 AM

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Join Meadowbrook and Mississippi Food Network to fight hunger.

Almost one in four Mississippians, about 600,840 people, don’t have enough to eat. More than one in four children go to bed hungry almost every night. Stomachs are growling all over the state. Hunger is a problem all across America. But in Mississippi, it’s practically an epidemic.

There are more hungry people in Hinds County (61,720) alone than in the entire state of North Dakota (55,710). More than half of Mississippi’s seniors (56%) experience regular shortfalls in food. It would take almost $300 million to meet the food needs of every hungry person in our state.

This Christmas, Meadowbrook is partnering with Mississippi Food Network to feed Mississippi. Check out the activities below and participate in any and all that you can.

Can kids get involved? Of course. In addition to the following activities, kids are asked to bring canned food items to Bible class until December 16th.

EVENTS

11/25 – 11/30 Coordinate your group! Grab a group, any group, to canvass your neighborhood asking for food donations.

12/1 Canvassing Suggested activities might include the following:

  • Collect food with your small group.
  • Conduct an individual food drive with your social groups (book/bunko clubs etc).
  • Organize a small food drive at work.
  • Target a couple of your neighborhoods to leave flyers in mailboxes; send a team to go back the next week to collect food. Flyers would ask that residents leave cans on their front stoop.  If no cans are left out, perhaps your group could carol at that house and ask for can/non-perishable donations.  

12/2 Collecting

Please join us for Joseph, Father to the Stepson, a John Maxwell play, on Sunday, December 2, 6p. Guests will be invited to contribute to Mississippi Food Network. 

12/8 Caroling

  • Collect donations from your neighborhoods and sing to your heart’s content.
  • Bring items up to the church at 7p and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and a visit with Santa.

12/19 Collating

  • MFN will bring to the church backpacks and food items for us to put together for the JPS students who do not have food for the weekends.
  • Bring with you any additional donations collected.

Other ways you can help are below:

  • Amazon shoppers, choose Mississippi Food Network as your charity on www.smile.amazon.com. MFN will receive a portion of your sales.
  • Kroger shoppers,  go to Kroger Community Rewards online, register your Kroger card and follow prompts to select Mississippi Food Network.
  • Hunters, can donate deer meat by simply notifying an approved processor you would like to donate the game to Mississippi Food Network. See list of processors here.  Mississippi Food Network will pay for the processing, pick up the processed meat, and get it to those in need. 

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Matthew 25:31-40

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’