Mississippians struggle to keep food on the table during COVID-19 pandemic

September 14, 2020, MPB, Kobee Vance – 
Hundreds of cars are wrapped around the state fairgrounds in Jackson with people waiting to receive free boxes of food. “It’s hard to find stuff you need, essentials, you know? It’s crazy. The first time I walked into Walmart and the shelves were empty, I cried.”Pam Roberts along with her friend Aletha have been waiting in line for hours to receive a week’s worth of meals. Both are out of work because of the pandemic and are relying on free food assistance.”And what we do when we get it, we dump it all out and we get what we want, and then we pick something for other people who couldn’t find a ride or something, older people,” says Roberts.” We love to help others.”

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