Through the Neshoba County Baptist Association, the Helping Hands ministry has, for several years, distributed food every week to people who need it.
At the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, volunteers moved the distribution outside and started a drive-through service. Every adult in the car is given a bag of food. What’s inside might vary, but items usually include vegetables, a type of meat, breakfast items and more.
Director of Missions David Addy said since starting the drive-through delivery, they have given away 125 to 150 bags of food a week, more than ever in the past.
“To see new folks come through and say well I didn’t know y’all did this. We had one that came through today and said ‘You know my husband has been laid off and I didn’t even know y’all did this, but I need some help.’ We were able to give her some food so that makes a difference,” said Addy.
Addy said the distribution is made possible through donations from the community and the churches in the area.
Helping Hands distributes food every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.