Dixie Electric, in partnership with Cooperative Energy, worked with Extra Table in their Everyone Eats program to help feed people across the state of Mississippi, including some food pantries located in its service area.
“Our mission is to fundraise in order to purchase healthy, shelf-stable foods for our partnering food pantries," said Extra Table Executive Director Martha Allen. "We are a statewide nonprofit that is currently providing food monthly to 57 food pantries across the state of Mississippi.”
During the month of July, Cooperative Energy provided Extra Table with the resources to purchase the necessary food for all 57 food pantries on behalf of their 12 member systems, including Dixie Electric.
“As the Power of 12, you are providing almost 350,000 meals to those hungry across Mississippi," continued Allen. "This also means you're providing quality meals that families are proud to put on the dinner table. Food is a basic human right, and we want to do everything in our power to ensure everyone eats in Mississippi. With your help, we can tell the Extra Table story and make a difference in the fight against hunger.”
Dixie Electric employees and members also participated in a peanut butter drive during the month of July to help spread the love to local food pantries. "Peanut butter is considered gold to most food pantries," said Allen.
Dixie Electric delivered peanut butter to the Glory House in Laurel, Samaritan's Closet and Pantry in Waynesboro, and Petal Children's Task Force.
Extra Table is located at 3904 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39402. For information on how you can help fight hunger in Mississippi, email Martha Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 601-264-0672.
Visit www.EXTRATABLE.org to donate or learn more about their feeding programs.