Effective June 30, 2020: Per the Second Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order, individuals in the City of Jackson are required to wear a face covering in public. Business owners must require all parties (employees, patrons, etc.) to wear a face covering. Businesses found in violation will be shutdown for 24-hours and must submit an Attestation of Compliance with the City of Jackson before reopening. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, call our Hotline at 601-586-3067 and fill out the Symptom Collector. If you are in need of mental health support during this time, call our Mental Health Warmline at 601-586-3073. 

Fight Together, Stand Apart: Food Resources

Para traducir esta página, desplácese hasta el final, haga clic en "Translate", y seleccione su idioma.

Translate Button Image

Food Assistance

Check out the Jackson Emergency Food Resources Guide and share with community members in need! Please call the program you are interested in to confirm hours and requirements, as information can change.

Central Public Health RegionMS Food NetworkAmerican Red Cross MS 
4800 McWillie Circle440 W. Beatty Street9 River Bend Place
Jackson, MS 39206Jackson, MS 39205Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-981-2304Phone: 601-973-7080Phone: 601-353-5442

JPS Grab & Go Meals

Jackson Public Schools will serve grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals during school closures. Children 18 years of age and under will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch at no cost. No ID is required. They do not have to be a JPS student. Adult meals are $2.50 for breakfast and $3.75 for lunch. Meals will be served from 9–11 a.m., Monday - Friday until April 17, 2020, at the following locations: jps-corona-feeding-sites-mapCORONA FEED MAP

North

  • Boyd Elementary, 4531 Broadmeadow Street
  • North Jackson Elementary, 650 James M. Davis Drive
  • Spann Elementary, 1615 Brecon Drive

Central

  • Blackburn Middle, 1311 W. Pearl Street
  • Galloway Elementary, 186 Idlewild Street
  • Lake Elementary, 472 Mt. Vernon Avenue
  • Raines Elementary, 156 N. Flag Chapel Road
  • Smith Elementary, 3900 Parkway Avenue

South

  • Marshall Elementary, 2909 Oak Forest Drive
  • Peeples Middle, 2940 Belvedere Drive
  • Whitten Middle, 210 Daniel Lake Boulevard
  • Wilkins Elementary, 1970 Castle Hill Drive

The selection of these sites was based on their location and serviceability in areas throughout the city of Jackson.

Food Distribution

In partnership with the Mississippi Food Network, Jackson Public Schools will distribute family food boxes with shelf-stable pantry items, and fresh and frozen foods. These boxes will provide a family of 4–5 with enough supplemental meals to last for several days.

Visit COVID-19 Food Assistance page for more food programs.

JPS will be providing recommendations for instructional tasks and activities that students may work on at home. While some teachers may be communicating with students and families via their social media platforms, we encourage students, families and parents to refer to the JPS website for the most accurate and consistent information.

Jackson Public Schools

Food programs are available for Jackson Public School families during school closures. For more information, please visit their website for locations and times.

Campbells Donuts

Starting Tuesday March 17 - March 27, Campbells Donuts will begin passing out up to 60 hot breakfasts to children in need. Pick-ups are from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Requests include to-go boxes, four volunteers to cook, package, and pass out the meals. Please send a message on Facebook to the Campbell's Craft Donuts page if you are interested. 

Location: 121 N Jefferson Jackson, Mississippi 39201

Village Kitchen Image

The Village Kitchen is providing lunch for students impacted by the school closings. Their goal is to feed 100 students or more each day. If you would like to help, please contact the business.

Location: 219 W County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39213

Vowells Image

Vowell's is providing breakfast and lunch services for students impacted by the closings. Breakfast will be distributed 7:00 am - 8:00 am and Lunch will be distributed 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Guidelines: A child must be present to partake. There is a limit of one meal per child.

Please see a store personnel for more details on location.

JXN Mobile Meals

JXN MS Mobile Meals Dispatch is lead by the Jackson COVID-19 Community Food and Aid Coalition. The coalition consists of People’s Advocacy Institute, City of Jackson, Jackson Meals Matter, Poor People’s Campaign, UMMC Surgery Department, Association of Womens Surgeons, UMMC Students, Are You Hungry/Bilal’s Easy Kale, Capital Boys and Girls Club, Professors and Students from Jackson State, and Tougaloo, Jackson PTA council, Partnership for a Healthy MS and generous donations from many others. Together they have formed a food dispatch & delivery service to assist with ensuring the most vulnerable residents in Jackson, including elders and children, have adequate weekly food supplies during the extended break, community quarantine period. In addition, we have done specific outreach to local college campuses and communities to make sure students in need can access these resources and set deliveries.

Donate to the UMMC Food Fund here to help with food delivery.

Close window