School Districts: Many school districts will be providing meal services. Children will eat free, and must be present to claim their meal. They DO NOT have to be a student from that county. Costs of adult meals (if applicable) vary from district to district. Times vary from district to district.
YMCA: Families can pick up their child’s free Grab & Go lunch at these locations from 12-1 p.m.:
Clinton YMCA: 400 Lindale Street Clinton MS 39056
Soul City Church: 242 Whitfield Street Jackson MS 39202
Westside Park: 1450 Wiggins Road Jackson MS 39209
Battlefield Park: 953 Porter Street Jackson MS 39204
Vergy P. Middleton: 3971 Flag Chapel Road Jackson MS 39213
Grove Park: 4126 Parkway Ave Jackson MS 39213
Vowell’s grocery store: Vowell’s grocery store in Byram offers a free breakfast snack and a free snack lunch for children while our schools are closed. Breakfast will be distributed from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Lunch will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Keep in mind that a child must be present.
If you have school-aged children at home alone during this time and would like a meal delivered to them during the day, Byram Police ask that you fill out a form. Click here for more information.
USDA National Hunger Hotline: 1-866-3-HUNGRY (1-866-348-6479)
use link above, or call 601-496-7200
LGBTQ+: SAGE Hotline: 1-877-360-LGBT
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline: 1-877-210-8513
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
SMS: Text TalkWithUs to 66746
SAMHSA's National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (24/7/365 Treatment Referral Information Service)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
MS Suicide Hotline: 601-713-4357
Treatment Locator: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Crisis Text Line: Text “Home” to 741741
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
City of Jackson Mental Health Warmline: 601-586-3073 or 866-300-7948
To apply for a social security disability benefit, call: (601) 607-3301
Friendship Line (Institute on Aging): 1-800-971-0016
Walmart: From March 24 through April 28, Walmart stores will host an hour-long senior shopping event every Tuesday for customers aged 60 and older. This will start one hour before the store opens. Walmart’s Pharmacies and Vision Centers will also be open during this time.
Winn Dixie: Winn Dixie’s stores and pharmacies will dedicate 8am - 9am to senior shoppers, Monday - Friday
Dollar General: Dollar Generals will be dedicating the first hour of the shopping day to senior customers
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)