FSN offers food assistance to those who qualify

September 23, 2013

The MSU Food Security Network was created to connect MSU students, faculty, and staff who lack food to available food resources within Oktibbeha County. This network consists of several food pantries that are willing and able to serve the needs of the MSU community.

Students, faculty and staff who feel they are in need of food assistance may
contact Roderick Holmes, the MSU Food Security Network coordinator, at 662-325-1820 or by email at msufoodsecuritynetwork@msstate.edu. Please be prepared to present photo identification, proof of address, and proof of income.

In addition, local food pantries have numerous volunteer opportunities available to students, faculty and staff. Peter's Rock C.O.G.I.C., Starkville Church of God, Pinelake Care Center and St. Joseph's Catholic Church have both morning and afternoon distribution and packing/sorting opportunities for volunteers. Individuals looking to volunteer at a local pantry can contact the network for more details, or sign-up for the Maroon Volunteer Center newsletter at:

For more information regarding the MSU Food Security Network, contact Roderick
Holmes at 325-1820 or msufoodsecuritynetwork@msstate.edu.