Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dept of Ag Passing Out Food Boxes Next Week

 Ag Commish Andrew Gipson issued the following statement. 

The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) is assisting the Mississippi Crisis Foundation in distributing 2,592 food boxes to the public at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, on Wednesday, April 21, at 9:00 a.m. as part of the USDA sponsored Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

“The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is proud to partner with the Mississippi Crisis Foundation on this endeavor,” said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson. “A lot of our citizens are still struggling with health and loss of work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we’re glad to be able to assist Mississippi families in need on the State Fairgrounds.”

M. Palazola Produce Co. of Memphis, Tenn., will provide the 2,592 food boxes, containing meat, milk, cheese, yogurt, potatoes and apples. In addition, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. of Jackson is donating 6,480 dozen eggs. Those receiving a food box will also collect two and a half dozen eggs.

The public can start arriving at 9:00 a.m. and must remain in their vehicles with the windows up. MDAC volunteers will wear masks and gloves at all times and when instructed, the public will be allowed to open their car trunks for placement of their food box.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created the Farmers to Families Food Box Program under the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Through this, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service partners with national, regional and local suppliers, whose workforce has been significantly impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and other food service businesses, to purchase up to $3 billion in fresh produce, dairy and meat products. Suppliers then package these products into family-sized boxes and transport them to food banks, community and faith-based organizations and other non-profits serving Americans in need.

The Mississippi State Fairgrounds is located at 1207 Mississippi Street, Jackson, MS 39202. The public must enter through Gate 1 on Jefferson Street and exit through Gate 6 on Greymont Street. Visit www.ams.usda.gov/selling-food-to-usda/farmers-to-families-food-box to learn more about the Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can’t wait to see all the fat people who will be lined up for the free food

Anonymous said...

Feed a man a fish...

Are they going to give out smart phones too?

Anonymous said...

This is a joke.

Line up and put your hand out for free sh*t.

Anonymous said...

i would show up for free ice cream but I don’t eat vegetables except rice and potatoes or meat with bones in it.

Anonymous said...

just like the old soviet union. wait in a line for a handout.

Joe Stalin said...

Preparing us for the bread lines.

Anonymous said...

Every free meal is a guaranteed democrat vote. The meals were never about feeding starving people.

Anonymous said...

If these items require cooking or any preparation they will likely go undelivered. Gots to get the little Debbie's and fruity drinks.

Jimmy B said...

This has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever witnessed. Who in the hell is suffering for food during this hoax? Restaurant workers probably suffered the most because of these asinine regulations. Like closing down the river and reservoir how damn stupid. The people that were drawing government assistance before covid have not been effected one bit financially. Nothing but vote buying and pandering.

Anonymous said...

ahhh yes , free food for the ''needy''. the same people that suffer an epidemic of morbid obesity.

Anonymous said...

give them access to unused plots of government land where gardens can be planted to produce food. provide them with seed , hand tools , Tomatoe stakes , beanpoles , manure wheelbarrow and water. we will see how many of them will show up for that .

Anonymous said...

i would show up for free ice cream...

I vote for the ice cream, too!

Anonymous said...

quick question for the do gooders...

basic economic question that is.
whats the demand for a free product/service?

hint: unlimited.

Give a Man a Fish... said...

Require that they pick up trash for a few hours before being eligible for the free stuff. Results - no one shows up.

Anonymous said...

I really don’t understand how the Ag Commish claims to be a Republican. He whines about consumers not buying enough dairy (government control), supports the free food boxes (government handout), and required masks for the fair and rodeo and everything else (again, big government).

He’s clearly a liberal. I don’t care if he wears a cowboy hat. He’s a big governmental control politician.

Anonymous said...

Seen pictures where Texas does this on a larger scale, seems like one needs to go early, sleep in car and take a Pee Jug with less than 3K boxes.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should be giving out hoes, fish hooks and shotgun shells (if you could find any)...

Anonymous said...

@10:24 AM
Thats a good way to deplete our wild game. There is reason we have bag limits.

I know this is a bit off topic. But shotgun shells are the easiest cartridges to reload. Fifty shotgun shells can be rotated and reloaded for 10 years. They also work just fine loaded with black powder if you aren’t shooting them in a semiautomatic shotgun. If youtube hasn’t purged videos related to reloading, search for “field loading shotgun shells”

Anonymous said...

I am glad you all know the financial situations of everyone. There are people that will be very appreciative of this service, because they may not have enough money for all they need. This will help them avoid some tough decisions. My guess is the working poor will benefit from this the most, as they make too much to qualify for SNAP, but don't have enough for all the necessities. And God only knows how much food goes to waste in this country already. I would rather someone benefit from this instead of the total waste that we usually see.

Anonymous said...

From what I've seen on the local TV news, the people who show up for free food haven't missed any meals in a long time.

Anonymous said...

People out of work? All I see online are restaurants and businesses begging for people to apply...
If they are out of work in this environment it is by choice or paid for by the stimmy... :face palm:

Anonymous said...

This isn't about the people receiving the food. This is about a handout to the farmers. Gives Andy a good name by handing out food while also allowing him to claim how good he is doing with the agriculture around the state.

Anonymous said...

Why don't we do this bi-weekly and cut off the food stamps. Food stamps should be used for Bread, Milk, hamburger meat, chicken, eggs, pasta, salt, sugar, coffee and tea. If you want to get sick go watch what gets purchased by the food stamps. Stood in line with my hotdogs, buns and bag of chips the other day behind a lady buying steaks and shrimp with her food stamps then buy a case of beer and 2 packs of cigs with cash. I got into my 2002 Silverado and she got into her late model Toyota Highlander.

Anonymous said...


Will they deliver to my house for free?
I hate to mingle

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of people on social security that don’t make enough to get by. There are those that will take advance of this also. A lot of elderly people will be grateful for this amd will definitely use the food.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:54 - This is 10:24.

I never said anything about changing the bag limits. And being a reloader, I am familiar with reloading.

Anonymous said...

@4:49
I never said you did. But bag limits won’t mean a damn thing if you send every hungry urbanite into the woods to forage and hunt game.
You never have been called bright or gifted before, have you?

Unknown said...

1:21 you should be grateful that you don’t need help. You don’t know her circumstances or why she was purchasing those particular items...I will assure you she doesn’t do it often. I myself receive help and it has been a lifesaver. Try to judge a little less.

Unknown said...

Jimmy B at 8:43 people who receive assistance have certainly been affected. Prices at the grocery and have soared and many people who receive assistance do work full time jobs. Why not be grateful for what you have instead of worrying about what you don’t have.

Anonymous said...

8:43 - Who closed down the river, and how? Never happened.

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