Mississippi Food Network will be hosting their 3rd annual Moonlight Market next Thursday, March 23rd, from 6-8pm at the Farmer's Market on High Street!   Moonlight Market is an incredibly fun evening that raises money for Mississippi Food Network's programs and services, and also help promote farm-to-table and Mississippi farmers. 

Moonlight Market guests will be treated to a feast of fresh produce, honey and meats from local farmers, while sipping on a signature Cathead vodka cocktail!    Chef Nick Wallace and Chef Mark Coblentz will also be preparing three FABULOUS signature dishes for the event!  You will not want to miss this exciting and unique evening with delicious fare, shopping, entertainment and more.  Individual tickets are $40 , or $75 per couple.  They are also offering a special of 10 tickets for $300 for larger groups!

"Mississippi Food Network began in 1983 when a group of citizens realized there was a need for a food bank in Mississippi.  A food bank is a warehouse facility that would accumulate, store and distribute food and household items for charities that made the final distribution to needy people in the community," says Marilyn Blackledge, Director of External Affairs for Mississippi Food Network.  "We began in 1984 distributing 139,000 pounds of food and continue to distribute today with 18 million pounds distributed in 2016." 

As the only food bank located in Mississippi, Mississippi Food Network is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest charitable hunger relief organization made up of more than 200 member food banks.  "We have a mission to relieve poverty-related hunger in our service area by distributing donated and purchased food and grocery products through a network of member churches and non-profit organizations.  We provide nutrition education to our needy clients," says Blackledge.  

Through a number of incredible programs, Mississippi Food Network helps people throughout Mississippi by distributing food to more than 430 member agencies operating food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, senior citizen programs, after school programs and other human service programs. 

We hope to see all of you at Moonlight Market!  Let's support Mississippi Food Network in their mission to fight food insecurity and hunger throughout Mississippi! For more information on Mississippi Food Network, please click here!

Photographs courtesy of Mississippi Food Network 
 


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