Thank you to the Lafayette County community for spreading the word about Move On Up, Mississippi COVID Help and to all of our generous donors far and wide.  Your support allowed us to provide food care packages, including meals and food staples, along with gift certificates for groceries and other essentials to Lafayette County families during this time of uncertainty that has impacted many people’s ability to work or leave their homes due to the COVID-19 crisis.  Over the course of these eight weeks, we have been able to assist 312 families through an average of 1750 meals per week along with food essentials and gift certificates.  Thank you to our staff and volunteers for their time and energy in assembling and delivering food boxes, creativity in meal preparation, and taking the time to listen to the needs of our neighbors.  We, along with the rest of the world, are adjusting our protocols based on the fluctuation of our community’s needs.  Due to the decrease in applications, we are taking this time to reserve funds and adjust our efforts to prepare for any future need.  Please contact us at COVIDhelp@moveonupms.org with any questions.

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“Hi!  My name is Tomas Sanchez.  I would like to endorse Mr. John for the support during these hard times; the pantry and the gift card we’ve been given every week has been a great deal of help.  In the name of all the Hispanics who are a part of this great working group, thank you very much, my friend, John.”

“Everything was great; my family really enjoyed each meal.”

“You guys are awesome and lifesavers.”

“We could use all the help that we can get during this pandemic. It is really hard right now. You all are very much appreciated.”

“Everything was helpful and very easy for me to prepare for meals. I was very grateful for this.”

Move On Up, Mississippi wants no Lafayette County child to go hungry. We want no Lafayette County family to go without food. If you have lost your job because of this public health crisis, been quarantined under a doctor’s order, or been doctor diagnosed with COVID19, we want to help with access to food. Please fill out the application by clicking the link below. If you have any questions please email COVIDhelp@moveonupms.org.

If you are an individual or part of an organization that would like to assist either financially or with your time and energy, please email COVIDhelp@moveonupms.org with the subject line HERE TO HELP.