Provide nourishing food to hungry Mississippians.

Mississippi Food Network (MFN) has been feeding Mississippians since 1984. MFN distributes more than 1.5 million pounds of food and feeds more than 150,000 every month — or a total of 1.8 million people per year. MFN takes donations from multiple sources, and distributes food and goods through 430 member agencies. They, in turn, distribute to recipients … Continue reading “Provide nourishing food to hungry Mississippians.”

Graduating Senior Lands Coveted Internship in Luxury Hotel Market

Victor Muñagorri Moreno a recent graduate of University of Mississippi, is prepared to head off for the summer to fulfill the final requirements for his bachelor’s degree in hospitality management through an internship at one of the world’s premier brands in luxury travel. It was Victor’s love of travel and people that drew him to … Continue reading “Graduating Senior Lands Coveted Internship in Luxury Hotel Market”

Good Eats Mississippi: The Artisan Baker

Tucked away off the beaten path in Yazoo City, Mississippi is a couple cooking up handmade granola, pizza dough, and more. Owners Lane and Allan Ewing of The Artisan Baker make everything from scratch, utilizing local honey and other ingredients to serve their community and even food fans in New York City! Lane Ewing joined … Continue reading “Good Eats Mississippi: The Artisan Baker”

New Summit School steps up to help a student in need.

Reagan Spence, a junior at New Summit School in Jackson, was born with a Spina Bifida diagnosis. At 22 weeks gestation, Reagan’s family chose to have an experimental procedure in utero to help repair spinal damage. Reagan was one of the first 150 pre-term babies in the world to undergo gestational treatment. While the groundbreaking surgery … Continue reading “New Summit School steps up to help a student in need.”

What children should say to someone in a wheelchair

The curiosity of someone who looks different is there for small children. The first time they see someone in a wheelchair may make for an awkward encounter for all involved. Rebecca, the President of the MS Wheelchair Mississippi Foundation, who has been living in a wheelchair since birth, says the best thing anyone can do … Continue reading “What children should say to someone in a wheelchair”

A swashbuckling memoir of perseverance and redemption.

George Malvaney is best known for his leadership in the Mississippi response to the Deepwater Horizon (BP) oil spill in 2010. Marlvaney’s memoir titled Cups Up was released in May of 2018 by University Press of Mississippi. Cups Up chronicles George Malvaney’s roller coaster life from high school dropout, ex-Klansman, ex-mercenary, ex-felon, and ex-con, who went … Continue reading “A swashbuckling memoir of perseverance and redemption.”

Buy grumpy, don’t be grumpy

Grumpy Man is a small business success story out of Purvis, Mississippi. For the past six years, founder, Nathan Sanford, has been creating whole food based salsas, jellies and more from scratch.  Nathan and his staff approached 2019 as a year of growth and expansion until life imploded their plans. Read More about Mississippi-Made Salsa … Continue reading “Buy grumpy, don’t be grumpy”

Mississippi Delta’s Best Kept University Secret

U. S. News & World Report named Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU)  as one of America’s best in the southern region. Located in Itta Bena, Mississippi works with students from all walks of life and areas of the state and beyond to reach their college dreams. Mississippi Valley State University hosted its 22nd celebration of the … Continue reading “Mississippi Delta’s Best Kept University Secret”

School Lunch Hero Day: Don’t call them “lunch ladies”

Between preparing healthy meals for Mississippi’s students, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, school nutrition professionals are true heroes. On Friday, May 3, 2019, Mississippi School Districts will celebrate the 7th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference … Continue reading “School Lunch Hero Day: Don’t call them “lunch ladies””

Children’s Mental Health in Mississippi

One in five children between the ages of 3-17 in Mississippi is struggling with a behavioral, emotional or mental health challenge. The good news is that most cases are treatable and families can thrive. But families need to know the warning signs and take action to be effective. Canopy Children’s Solutions is the state’s most … Continue reading “Children’s Mental Health in Mississippi”

World Wish Day 2019

Make-A-Wish Mississippi grants a wish every 4 days, thanks to the collective force of donors, volunteers and doctors who make the impossible possible. April 29th is  World Wish Day to help celebrate all the life-changing wishes they have granted and the many more still to come. Vera Johnson with Make a Wish Mississippi joined Rebecca … Continue reading “World Wish Day 2019”

45th World Championship Ole-Time Piano Contest

If you like ragtime, traditional jazz, blues, honky-tonk, boogie-woogie and novelty songs from the early 20th Century, you’ll have the time of your life in Oxford. All events are family-friendly so pack up the kids and make a day of it! Ian Hominick, Artistic Director of the World Championship Old-Time Piano Contest joined Rebecca Turner on … Continue reading “45th World Championship Ole-Time Piano Contest”