The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi receives funds from national anti-hunger organization (WJTV)

Erika Bibbs
September 9, 2021

This article first appeared in WJTV on September 9, 2021.

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi is one of 52 organizations to receive funding through a critical $2.5 million investment from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

The national anti-hunger organization’s partnership grants will help stem the tide in persistent food insecurity that was exacerbated by pandemic-related shutdowns.

“With food insecurity being a continuing problem in Mississippi, exacerbated by the on-going COVID-19 challenges faced by our most vulnerable populations, The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi is excited with the furtherance of our partnership with MAZON. We have worked with MAZON for the past four years and have benefited from the level of generosity, professionalism and caring they bring to alleviating food insecurity in our state”, said Sandra Shelson, Executive Director of The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi.

The Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi will use the grant funding to provide technical and financial assistance to communities hardest hit by food insecurity by creating or expanding farmers markets, and to provide aid to colleges and universities addressing food insecurity on their campuses.

Recipients of MAZON’s Emerging Advocacy Fund grants include:

  • Alabama Arise, (Montgomery, Ala.)
  • Alabama Food Bank Association, (Huntsville, Ala.)
  • Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, (Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Center for Rural Affairs, (Lyons, Neb.)
  • Children’s Action Alliance, (Phoenix, Ariz.)
  • Feeding Indiana’s Hungry, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Feeding Kentucky, (Frankfort, Ky.)
  • Feeding Louisiana, (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Food Justice Lab/ West Virginia University Research Corp., (Morgantown, W.Va.)
  • Good Shepherd Food Bank, (Auburn, Maine)
  • Hunger-Free Oklahoma, (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • Indy Hunger Network, (Indianapolis, Ind.)
  • Kansas Action for Children, (Topeka, Kan.)
  • Kansas Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, (Lawrence, Kan.)
  • Kentucky Center for Economic Policy / Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, (Berea, Ky.)
  • Kentucky Equal Justice Center, (Lexington, Ky.)
  • Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Louisiana Budget Project, (Baton Rouge, La.)
  • Mississippi Center for Justice, (Jackson, Miss.)
  • Missouri Budget Project, (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • MomsRising, (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law & Public Interest, (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • North Carolina Alliance for Health, (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • North Carolina Justice Center, (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Oklahoma Policy Institute, (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • Open Sky Policy Institute, (Lincoln, Neb.)
  • Operation Food Search, (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Preble Street, (Portland, Maine)
  • Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, (Flowood, Miss.)
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Tennessee Justice Center, (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, (Charleston, W.Va.)
  • West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, (Charleston, W.Va.)
  • William E. Morris Institute for Justice, (Phoenix, Ariz.)