Mississippi State University Food Security Network

The Mississippi State University Food Security Network was created to assist the residents of Missississippi State University , Starkville, and the surrounding communities in finding available food resources in the area. The goal is to match individuals with an agency that can best accommodate them based on their food security needs. Interested individuals remain anonymous throughout the process. To apply for services from the MSU Food Security Network please email MSUFoodSecurityNetwork@saffairs.msstate.edu or visit the Maroon Volunteer Center in 306 Moseley Hall to meet with an available staff member. To download the MSU Food Security Network Manual, click here.

Food Security Network

Why create the MSU Food Security Network?

After speaking with many of the food pantries, churches, and other agencies in the area, we discovered that the resources are available to be distributed, but not many students take advantage of these services. Many people need these services to provide a better quality of life for themselves and their families. The Mississippi State University Food Security Network is dedicated to helping students fulfill this need. There are many agencies in need of volunteers and donations. Many of the food pantries in this area are a part of the Mississippi Food Network stationed in Jackson, MS.

Process

Members of the MSU community can email the MSU Food Security Network or stop by the Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) in 306 Moseley Hall and request information. A staff member will meet with the participant individually, assist him or her with filling out necessary paperwork and determine which local food pantry would be the best fit depending on need, location, and availability of transportation.

Network Email: MSUFoodSecurityNetwork@saffairs.msstate.edu

For more information Contact:

Roderick Holmes,
AmeriCorps VISTA
Maroon Volunteer Center
(662) 325-1820

Meggan Franks,
Assistant Director
Student Leadership &
Community Engagement
(662) 325-2208

Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement AmericorpVista Maroon Volunteer Center