Why Donate? Simply stated, the Pantry operates mainly on food and money donations.

The Pantry is supported by United Way, EFSP, and the Mississippi Food Network. However, the help received from these organizations cannot support the Pantry entirely.

  • The food received from the Mississippi Food Network (USDA) is free, but limited to 16 cases per month per item, which is not nearly enough to meet the Pantry's needs.

  • The Mississippi Food Network delivers to Tupelo but arrangements must be made to pick up the food. Transportation costs are covered only by private donations.

  • The Feeding America Program is free but we have to make arrangements to pick up the food three times each week in Tupelo and once a month in New Albany.

  • EFSP monies can only be used to purchase food.

  • The Pantry's main source of food is from The Mid-South Food Bank in Memphis and the Feeding America Program.

  • All other costs are covered by donations from individuals, churches and businesses.

How to Donate

In order to make a donation please contact:

Jim and Betty Long : 662-767-3306: 662-401-2958

Any donors who wish to observe the Food Pantry is certainly welcome any third Saturday or by appointment any other time.


Many churches support us with monetary donations and volunteers on a monthly basis.

What to donate

Donations of money (which includes memorials) are tax deductible.

Send to: P O Box 314, Nettleton, Ms. 38858

In food donations, non-perishable items are encouraged, as they are more easily sorted and preserved.