We are growing food to fight hunger and food insecurity in Mississippi.
Mississippi boasts some of the most fertile soil found anywhere in the world, so it's no surprise that agriculture is Mississippi's number one industry generating approximately 7.6 billion dollars annually. However, in the shadow of this booming agriculture business, nearly 1 out of every 4 of the Magnolia State's residents does not have consistent access to nutritious foods. In 14 counties that number is greater than 1 out of every 3 people. It is difficult to imagine how a person can go hungry in this agricultural state, yet it is a searing reality for nearly 700,000 Mississippians.
Every day, thousands of Mississippi children make it home from school assuming they will not see another meal until they return to school for breakfast the following day. Every week, single mothers sit at their kitchen tables, exhausted from working multiple jobs, and make the hard choice whether they are going to pay their electric bill, buy medications, or put food in the pantry. Every month, husbands stand in line at the unemployment office to receive a check because, for one reason or another, they find themselves without steady work.
At Sow Reap Feed we truly believe it doesn't have to be this way.