Mississippi credit unions collaborate to support community food initiative during pandemic

Jackson, MS (4/27/20) – Credit unions in the Jackson, Mississippi, area teamed-up to sponsor nutritional supports for local families during the COVID-19 crisis. Working with the Jackson Public School (JPS) Office of Child Nutrition and Partners in Education, the credit unions’ support will help provide more than 3,300 meals to JPS children and families.

“The credit unions of Mississippi are elated to partner with Partners in Education and JPS Child Nutrition on this initiative,” said Angela Mitchell, Vice President of Marketing at Members Exchange Credit Union. “We recognize the need our community has to provide food for their families during this difficult time. We are grateful to help fulfill this need by providing hot meals for JPS students and their families.”

Participating credit unions included Century First Federal Credit Union, Eagle Express Federal Credit Union, Jackson Area Federal Credit Union, Keesler Federal Credit Union, Magnolia Federal Credit Union, Members Exchange Credit Union, Mississippi Federal Credit Union, MS DHS Federal Credit Union, and Rivertrust Federal Credit Union.

“We are so very grateful to you for your leadership on this project, and to each donor organization,” wrote Thea T. Faulkner, Director, Partners in Education, Jackson Public Schools, in an email. “This is truly a blessing for our community partners to support our scholars and their families during such a difficult time!”

The hot meal initiative aims to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals, and fresh locally grown produce to JPS families. It is in addition to the Grab-and-Go breakfast and lunch meals being distributed Mondays and Wednesdays by the JPS Child Nutrition team. For more information about how individuals or businesses can support these food distribution programs, please contact JPS Partners in Education at 601-960-8905.

JPS Partners in Education also needs individual volunteers to help them with the distribution of a variety of assistance programs to JPS students and families. Please contact JPS Partners in Education at 601-960-8905 if you are interested in volunteering your time.

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