ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) — The "Food for Families Food Drive" is now underway in north Mississippi.
Volunteers with Broken Wings Ministries in Ackerman are going through select items of foods that have been donated.
Collecting, sorting, and distributing become key components for this food ministry program.
"It's a very vital moment or time for each of us here," said Roger Griffith, pastor. "We put forth a special effort to do special food drives so that we can reach out to the needs of the people."
The need steadily increases each year, and it's imperative to know what are the best items to donate.
"We are collecting non-perishable food items which will benefit residents of Choctaw County," said Juli Hughes, county coordinator MSU Extension Services.
Those who are donating their time and services working in the food outreach ministry program have noticed that more and more younger families are seeking assistance.
"You know, it kind of breaks your heart to know that the economy is as such that it is affecting our young families the way that it does," added Griffith.
Which makes it even more crucial for people who can donate, to help pitch in knowing there is such a great need for food.
People may donate in Choctaw County to the Broken Wings Ministries program through December 13th.
In an effort to gather more food donations, the Choctaw County and city schools are doing something new this year.
They are holding a friendly competition. A pizza party will be held for the class with the most donated food.