Are you worried about food?
As COVID-19 unfolds in Tupelo and Lee County, we know that it may impact your ability to feed you and your family. If you are worried about NOT having enough food, please review all of the resources in the area. We will continue to update this site with more resources as they become available.
FEEDTUPELO.COM (ADDED 3/25/2020)
Did you know you can answer SEVEN short questions and get free food from FeedTupelo.com? Feed Tupelo is a partnership with AFA and Eight Days of Hope to provide meals to those in need in the Tupelo community. They ask that those that submit the information live in the Tupelo city limits only. Please do not hesitate to request help, they want to serve you today! www.FeedTupelo.com
AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
4/24/2020 - TPSD Announces New Food Delivery Plans - The TUPELO PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT has added a page to their website: "Educational Resources for Parents and Students". The links on their site will provide pertinent information that is grade level specific. they also have available instructions on how to navigate the various programs that students are going to be using for distance learning.
The United Way has a complete list of schools in Tupelo and Lee County that will be handing out meals for children while school is not in session.
FEEDING THOSE IMPACTED
If you or your children are impacted by the loss of school meals or a loss of income due to workplace closures, please contact Jason Martin, executive director of the Tupelo/Lee County Hunger Coalition, for information on emergency food resources.
IF YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER FOR FOOD PANTRIES AND FEEDING PROGRAMS (ADDED 3/25/2020)
To ensure that we meet the needs of our food-insecure neighbors in Northeast Mississippi, Volunteer Northeast Mississippi has listed ways healthy individuals can volunteer to help. Please visit their page to learn more about the volunteer opportunities near you.
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FILING EXTENSIONS (ADDED 3/27/2020)
READ FULL PRESS RELEASE: cdf.ms/covidextensions
Clinton, Miss. – Mississippi Department of Revenue Response to Requests for Relief
The Mississippi Department of Revenue is aware of the new pressures on the business community and state governments in responding to the COVID 19 pandemic. We are committed to doing what we can to help provide relief and certainty to our taxpayers.
Extensions of Filing Deadlines -- While the federal government and many other states have postponed their income tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15, Mississippi has currently elected to move its filing deadline to May 15 in order to meet our statutory requirements of a balanced budget as of the fiscal year end, which is June 30. The Department issued this extension with legislative input and input from our governor’s office. We cannot move this deadline out past the fiscal year end without express direction from the legislature and the governor because this will create a $500,000,000 deficit for the current fiscal year... READ FULL PRESS RELEASE: cdf.ms/covidextensions
Are you worried about job security?
WIN JOB CENTER(SEE ALSO RESOURCE LISTINGS PAGE)
WIN Job Center - Individuals seeking services at WIN Job Centers may still receive assistance by appointment only. Appointments can be made by contacting local WIN Job Centers by phone. Contact information can be found online at https://mdes.ms.gov/win-job-centers/. Individuals searching for a job can do so by visiting https://mdes.ms.gov.
Unemployment insurance benefits claims can be filed online by visiting https://mdes.ms.gov or by calling 1-888-844-3577.
MOVE ON UP MS
Move on Up MS is a non-profit seeking to assist families who have been impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. Applicants can apply by emailing COVIDhelp@moveonupms.org describing their personal and family situation, the preferred method of communication, or calling the Move On Up office at 662-234-9300. Applicants will be asked to share proof of job insecurity or physician’s recommendation, the release said. Emails are addressed on an individual basis. Learn more at www.moveonupms.org.