From Press Reports
Mississippi has the highest rate of people facing food insecurity in the U.S. That means, the people in those homes might sometimes go without food because of a lack of money or other resources. Choctaw County has been identified as one of the top 5 distressed counties in the state with 30 percent of children under age 5 and 25 percent of adults age 65 and older living in poverty.
Broken Wings Ministries and the Choctaw County Extension Office are joining together this Spring for a Canned Vegetable Food Drive. Schools are assisting with this community project by collecting canned vegetables.
At Choctaw County High School, Mrs. Cyrena Shows’ classes are excited to help with the food drive. “Providing community service and building character are just as important a part of education as writing a research paper. I am always impressed with the giving spirit of my students, and I hope they take that out into the world when they graduate,” stated Mrs. Shows.
Canned goods may be dropped off schools as well as at the Choctaw County Extension office (Courthouse Annex).