Mississippians prepare for impact of coronavirus on food supply

March 19, 2020, Mississippi Today, Alex Rozier – While people everywhere stockpile their kitchen cabinets as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise, organizers in Mississippi prepare for rising food demands in one of the most food insecure states.On Wednesday morning in Vicksburg, hours before Mayor George Flaggs declared a civil emergency in response to the outbreak, over a hundred teachers, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other volunteers came together to bag up 5,000 lunches to bring to children’s homes while schools are closed.At one of the bus stops in nearby Bovina, Josie Williams drove up with her sixth-grade grandson to pick up a lunch.

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