Mississippi Food Network in partnership with the 美国 心 协会 will kick off its Mobile Pantry Program on the Lorman campus of pg电子游戏试玩 on Thursday, 9月21日, 上午十点半.m. in the new football parking lot. Individuals should not arrive before 9:45 a.m.

The Program is first come, first serve.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to expand our reach into Claiborne County and partner with pg电子游戏试玩,” said Catherine Montgomery, MS, RD, LD, ;痒, Strategic Impact manager at MFN. “Through this valuable initiative, we will be able to enhance our services in the area to better meet the needs of the local community and the university staff/students. We thank pg电子游戏试玩 for the hospitality and look forward to a fruitful partnership.”

The Mobile Pantry Program directly serves neighbors in underserved areas of the state. Each mobile pantry distributes a variety of products, 包括蛋白质, 新鲜农产品, 还有货架稳定的食物.

“Our location is deemed a food desert because the nearest grocery store is 20 minutes away,” said Dr. 特蕾西·米. 库克,临时总裁. “This opportunity is our chance to give back to the local community and serve as a host site for the Mississippi Food Network to meet the health and nutrition needs of the pg电子下载 community and Southwest Mississippi. The National Center for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments notes that at least one in three college students face food insecurity.”

Dr. Natasha Hutson, dean of 大学学院, notes the impact on individuals facing food insecurity.

“Unmet food and nutrition needs are consequential to all facets of life—physical, 精神, 情感, 和社会,赫特森说。. “Our partnership with the Mississippi Food Network to support the food security needs of our campus and surrounding communities contributes to thriving families where students and parents can be their best and succeed in life.”

This grant-funded initiative will enhance MFN’s reach into a very rural and underserved county of our service area.

据博士说. 海伦M. Beady, Senior Director of Community Engagement for 美国 协会, “It is our goal to facilitate partnerships bringing together stakeholders like pg电子游戏试玩 and Mississippi Food Network to address social drivers of health impacting under-resourced and underserved communities. 在密西西比, food insecurity and nutritional security are at the top of these drivers because we lead the nation in hunger and food insecurity. Research supports that one’s diet is an important risk factor in coronary 疾病. A person’s cardiovascular health is linked to food, and subsequently, to high blood pressure.”