Extra Table Strengthens Mississippi’s Food Pantry Network

Challenge In 2009 a local area food pantry contacted Hattiesburg, MS restaurateur Robert St. John in a panic. They were set to receive 800 food insecure individuals in two days but had no food left in their pantry. St. John then called a representative from food services company Sysco, who agreed to deliver leftover food […]

HealthWorks Teaches Health Education to Kids Through Play

Challenge With 22% of children overweight and 21% obese, Mississippi has the highest population of overweight and obese children in the nation. This is due in large part to poverty and a lack of education. Education has a significant impact on health and health literacy, the ability to obtain and process health education. Unfortunately, Mississippi […]

Food Hub Keeps Local Produce In Mississippi

In 2014 a group of restaurant owners and chefs came together to create Soul City Hospitality, which brings local, Mississippi-grown produce to the state’s restaurants, grocery stores, schools, and farmers markets in order to support Mississippi agriculture and create a culture of health through locally-sourced natural ingredients. Challenge Prior to the creation of the Up […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding honored among state’s healthiest workplaces


Sanderson Farms, Inc. recognized with Healthiest Workplace Award


UM Named Among ‘Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces’

UM Named Among ‘Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces’