FOOD 4 YOUTH

Bay Saint Louis, MS – The 100 WOMEN DBA and Christ Episcopal Church will provide food bags for youth in need on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at the following locations: 100 Men Hall, Waveland Public Library, Kiln Public Library, and Pearlington Public Library. The bags will be available after 10AM at the front of each institution.

Rachel Dangermond, Director of 100 Men Hall, said, “August 292020 is the 15th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. What we learned from that tragedy is where systems failed us, our community saved us. The outpouring of love from neighbors and strangers to those in need was overwhelming and crossed all racial, political, and other boundaries set up to keep us apart. Instead of focusing on what happened then, let’s focus on who needs us now. Service is our highest calling.”

The food bags will contain nonperishable items that could easily be prepared by youth, personal care items such as shampoo/lotion, and notes of encouragement from the NAACP Youth & College Division teens.

Please take what you need and leave the rest.

Please consider DONATING by bringing nonperishable items to 100 Men Hall now until Friday, August 28.

Please donate food or money to purchase the supplies.

Suggested Grocery List for small package items:

Applesauce
Chef Boyardee cups
Easy mac n cheese
Granola Bars/Breakfast bars
Instant Oatmeal
Pasta
Pretzels
Ramen
Soup

Small shampoo and conditioner
Small toothpaste
Small deodorant
Small lotion

If you prefer to donate money to Food 4 Youth here, please do so: https://the100menhall.com/products/donate
or by mailing a check made out and to

100 Men Hall
303 Union Street
BSL, MS 39520

What:

Food and supply bags for Hancock County youth, free to any family in need.

Why:

Food insecurity is defined as the disruption of food intake or eating patterns because of lack of money and other resources. Too many of our young people are food insecure in Hancock County.

Where:

DROP OFF:

Donation drop off now through August 28, 2020:
100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay Saint Louis, MS

Please leave your donation on the front porch of the Hall. If it is raining, please call 415.336.9543 and someone will meet you and bring the supplies in.

PICK UP:

Saturday, August 29

100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay Saint Louis, MS
Waveland Public Library, 345 Coleman Ave, Waveland, MS 39576 Kiln Public Library, 17065 MS-603, Kiln, MS 39556
Pearlington Public Library, 6096 1st Ave, Pearlington, MS 39572

Who:

100 Women DBA is a non-profit operating under 100 Men Hall seeking to levy the members collective privileges and blessings to level the playing field for under-represented women to empower and support them in their business endeavors.

Christ Episcopal Church is helping this Food 4 Youth drive and throughout the school year has a Backpack Buddies program, which offers food to youth every weekend.

The NAACP College and Youth division teens are a group under the Hancock Country NAACP. These teens have taken on a leadership role in helping to address societal and racial issues in our community.