About 2019's Charity
Extra Table is a non-profit organization committed to ending hunger by providing food pantries and soup kitchens with the new and healthy food they need to feed the hungry in their community.
There exists in Mississippi the nations largest number of documented food insecure individuals. Emergency food pantries are quickly becoming a concept of the past as long-term food needs are becoming the new norm. An astounding 28.3% of Mississippi’s children are receiving a school breakfast and a school lunch, and are then going to bed hungry each night.* Short falls in food are pervading the lives of 56% of individuals aged 65 and older, while hunger across the United States is only on the rise.* Not only is Extra Table filling the gap in Mississippi, but we are also compelled to provide healthy, nutrient dense products to those in need across the country. The foods we provide to soup kitchens and food pantries contain low-sugar fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and no high fructose corn syrup. While driving down hunger, we’re simultaneously driving down obesity by getting healthy foods into the hands of those who need it most.
We’ve started to end hunger in Mississippi, and we’re growing everyday. The coming years promise growth and expansion into the rest of Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, and Tennessee and hopefully more! We’re heading your way. One day we hope to be in every state helping fill hungry bellies.
*All statistics are from Feeding America’s Hunger Study.
Extra Table supplies food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need every month. We do that by purchasing food and having it delivered to emergency food centers in need. Extra Table is proudly partnered with the nation’s largest food distribution company, Sysco. By partnering with Sysco, we are able to purchase healthy food at the lowest possible price point, thereby supplying food pantries and soup kitchens with the food they need.
If you are interested in donating to Extra Table we’ll use 100% of your donation to purchase food from Sysco and have it sent to a food pantry or soup kitchen in your area. When we place an order from Sysco brand new food is sent to the designated partner agency. Sysco takes care of delivery for us, and even unloads the food from the truck for our agencies. Be assured that the food from Sysco is brand new food that is not expired, and the cans aren’t even dented. We want to get our agencies the best we can and Sysco is helping us do just that. Within each food bundle is the healthiest food we can come by. We’re committed to getting wholesome nutritious food into the hands of those who need it, and the foods we purchase meet that criteria.