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Student Emergency Aid - Local Resources

 

Please note that operating hours and services may change without notice.

Food Resources

 

Salvation Army (Columbus)

Contact: Pedre Ramaji (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Phone: (662) 327-5137

Hours of Operation: M-TH 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

                                               Fridays 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (closed for lunch from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

Webpage: https://salvationarmyalm.org/columbus

 

United Way of Columbus

Contact: Renae Sanders or Latasha Fryerson

Phone: (662) 370-1922

Webpage: https://ww.uwlc-ms.org

 

The Assembly Church

Contact: Jody Gerly

Address: 2201 Military Road, Columbus, MS

Phone: (662) 328-6374

On the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month the food pantry is from 10:00 AM to 1:45 PM.

 

Calvary Baptist Church

Address: 405 North Jackson Street, Starkville, MS

Phone: (662) 323-1448

Regularly distributed food bags to qualifying indivdiauls on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month (Opens at 10:00 AM).

 

Starkville Church of God (Starkville Residents Only)

Address: 100 Locksley Way, Starkville, MS

Phone: (662) 323-0352 - Option 5

Food pantry is open every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

 

Living Manna Church

Address: 61 South Eshman Avenue, West Point, MS

Contact: R.H. Brown

Phone: (662) 494-8788

Food pantry is open every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

*In case of a holiday the distribution is the following Monday after the holiday.

 

Beth-El Missionary Baptist Church

Address: 1766 MS Hwy 182 West, Starkville, MS

Must email contact person at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for emergency food assistance only.

 

Helping Hands Ministry

Address: 223 22nd Street North, Columbus, MS

Phone: (662) 328-8301

Provides mortage, rent, prescription medication, utility, and food assistance based on emergency needs.

 

Housing Resources

 

Salvation Army Shelter

Address: 527 Carnation Shelter, Tupelo, MS

Phone: (662) 842-9222 or (662) 680-2754

Location will provide 3 free nights of stay then a fee of $5.00 each night after the initial three nights.

 

Praire Opportunity, Inc.

501 7th St. North, Columbus, MS

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: (662) 328-1669

Resources: Temporary funding for housing and utilities for needy families

 

Praire Opportunity, Inc.

501 MS-12, Starkville, MS

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (662) 323-3397

Resources: Temporary funding for housing and utilities for needy families

  

Childcare Resources

 

Mississippi Department of Human Services

The state of Mississippi has a child care certificate program that can cover up to all of the costs of childcare and afterschool care for low-income students. Certificates are state wide and could help any Mississippi based student.

For more information visit http://www.mdhs.ms.gov/early-childhood-care-development/child-care-certificate-program/