Drink Local — Feed Hungry Mississippians
Extra Table Partners With Cathead Distillery And Cathead’s Mississippi Beverage Distributors To Feed Food Insecure Neighbors Throughout The State
Extra Table is the partnership launched in 2009 by well-known restaurateur Robert St. John making a difference in the lives of Mississippians by fundraising in order to stock food pantries and soup kitchens across the state with new, healthy food.
This month, Extra Table has teamed up with Mississippi’s own, Cathead Distillery, and their local Mississippi beverage distributors to feed food insecure neighbors throughout the state. Local beverage distributors making a difference in the lives of hungry neighbors include Stokes Distributing; F.E.B. Distributing; Clark Beverage Group, Inc.; Capital City Beverages and Magnolia Beverage Company. Through continued promotion of Cathead’s newest ready-to-drink cocktail, Cathead Sparkling, proceeds from each case of Cathead Sparkling sold in the state of Mississippi during the month of September will go directly towards purchasing food that hungry Mississippians so desperately need.
Each month, Extra Table purchases nutritious, shelf stable food for nearly 60 food pantry partners throughout the state, and in 2021, Extra Table launched the Everyone Eats program, allowing individual and business partners to work with the feeding organization to provide food for the entire state of Mississippi for one month. Together, Cathead Distillery and Mississippi Cathead Distributors have also pledged to feed the state of Mississippi by covering the cost of food to Extra Table’s state-wide partners for the full month of October. Thanks to their $60,000 donation, Extra Table will be able to purchase food at below wholesale prices and provide over 360,000 Mississippians with meals for the entire month of October by way of distribution through local pantry partners.
“Food is fundamental, and we are thankful for the opportunity to work with Extra Table to provide healthy food to so many in Mississippi who don’t know otherwise where their next meal would come from,” said Sparkman Walker of Stokes Distributing. “We also have the unique opportunity to partner in a campaign that will raise hunger awareness in grocery stores, gas stations and restaurants throughout our state.”
Extra Table extends a huge thank you to Cathead Distillery; Stokes Distributing; F.E.B. Distributing, Clark Beverage Group, Inc.; Capital City Beverages and Magnolia Beverage Company for their good turn in the Everyone Eats program, and encourages shoppers to pick up a case of Cathead Sparkling this month, as you will ultimately be feeding a hungry neighbor in your community.
“Getting the best food to the most people is what we do at Extra Table,” shares Martha Allen, Extra Table’s executive director. “Our ultimate mission is to provide our food pantry partners with the new, most nutritious food that they desperately need in order to keep their community fed and healthy. Our newest Everyone Eats program is just one of the innovative solutions that is delivering on solving our hunger problem in Mississippi, and we are extremely grateful for opportunities to partner with local businesses like Cathead and their distributors in our efforts to feed everyone in our state.”
Donations are always welcome, and when you donate to Extra Table, 100% of your donation goes straight towards food purchasing, and $1 donated provides 5.9 healthy meals to Mississippians! To learn more about the efficient and effective way Extra Table works to feed our hungry neighbors, visit www.ExtraTable.org or call 601-264-0672. We are always looking to grow and increase our abilities to feed more people. Supportive donors are needed to ensure continued growth, visit www.ExtraTable.org/donate to become a partner in ending hunger in Mississippi.