Description & Mission
Extra Table is the result of a partnership between well-known restauranteur Robert St. John and food pantries across the state of Mississippi and fundraises in order to stock those food pantries and soup kitchens with wholesome nutritious food. It is a practical, effective and scalable solution to provide healthy foods to more families in the Pine Belt area. Extra Table connects systems of food purchasing, shipping and charitable distribution to deliver healthy food in bulk to organizations serving those in need.
Support Services Partner Agency, Nutrition & Food Services
United Way of Southeast Mississippi grant funding for Extra Table is specifically designated to the Marion County Food Pantry in Columbia, MS. Thanks to the efficiency of Extra Table's distribution operations, the funding received can purchase 59,000 meals for our Marion County residents.
Meet Mrs. Lorraine.
Mrs. Lorraine is 96 years old and brings box of food to the Marion County Food Pantry each week to donate. However, Mrs. Lorraine hasn't always been able to provide this gift to the organization and her neighbors. Mrs. Lorraine does this act of kindness in thanks to the food pantry for being there for her when she was facing harder times, when making ends meet for her children meant receiving food boxes rather than giving them.
Mrs. Lorraine gives back so that she can help others in need now. We are grateful for the donations made to United Way so that Extra Table can continue to support families like Mrs. Lorraine's.
Volunteer with Extra Table
Extra Table offers periodic food bagging and boxing opportunities as surplus arrives in the area. If you are interested in these one-time commitments on an as needed basis, register with Get Connected to stay up-to-date when opportunities arise.