There are so many ways for you to join our team and help us fight hunger in Mississippi!
Extra Table could not do what we do without volunteers like YOU. Every time you volunteer with us, you leave knowing you’ve helped place food on the tables of our neighbors in need.
To join our team of volunteers, simply fill out the information below telling us what skills you have and how you want to help. Also, subscribe to our annual mailing list or monthly eblast! Through our monthly eblast, we will keep you informed about upcoming Extra Table events, fundraisers, impact stories and volunteer opportunities.
Volunteering at Extra Table could mean sorting shirts, writing thank yous, calling donors, brainstorming, helping at a pantry or event, asking for donations, packing food boxes and bagging rice…the list of what we ask our volunteers to do is endless and important to our feeding successes!
Request a Speaker
If you’re looking for someone to speak at your event or your group is interested in learning more about fighting hunger in Mississippi, we hope you will call Extra Table. We don’t charge a fee but love a donation. Our Executive Director or Director of Development will be happy to speak for you should calendars allow. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability. If you would like to book our founder, Robert St. John, head to his website for details or email email@example.com and specify RSJ as your speaker.
HOST A FUNDRAISER
If you’re interested in organizing a dinner party, lemonade stand or fundraiser to benefit Extra Table, we are on board! Let us know, and we will help out in any way possible!
With our super snazzy and easy to use donor management software, we can help you to set up a donation page specifically for your event or a Facebook fundraiser all to benefit Extra Table. Feeding hungry Mississippians is a team effort!
Become a Partner feeding agency
Extra Table partners with food pantries and soup kitchens to get food directly into the hands of the hungriest in our communities state-wide.
Extra Table is a grass-roots effort, so we expand with intention and in relation to support from our donors. If we aren’t yet able to service your area and you still want to donate to a certain pantry or area of our state, we will certainly make a special trip to deliver to the agency of your choosing. Keep in mind, the least amount of food we can ship at a time is $500. You can always sign up to be a monthly donor and we can hold those funds until we have enough to make a delivery to your feeding program of choice.
Per our Bylaws and Plans for Expansion approved and developed by our Board of Directors, Extra Table is only allowed to partner with one feeding agency per city, unless grandfathered into the Extra Table Program or if a specific city has a larger than normal need due to population, natural disaster, etc.
In order to become an Extra Table Feeding Agency and receive food monthly, you must be a 501(c)3 feeding organization or an established feeding program within a church or civic organization. You must have an active Board of Directors, hours of operation, and set distribution rules. We do not provide food to summer camps, church luncheons, etc.
Extra Table will make surprise visits and requires all food be stored 6” off the floor. We remain in close communication with our Feeding Agencies and love when they send us pictures and share success stories. We truly appreciative when our Feeding Agencies are grateful for the food we work hard to provide. We are all in the food fight together!
*From time to time, we have overstock and Extra Table loves to share. So if you might not qualify as a full-time Feeding Agency Partner, do not hesitate to reach out anyway! We might be able to work together in some way to get food to the folks you desire to feed.
For applications and expansion information, reach out to Martha Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your organization is outside of Mississippi, contact us. We will gladly share details on how we feed the masses in Mississippi in the most efficient and effective way possible with you.
You can financially support Extra Table feeding your hungry neighbors in so many ways. Meals matter and dollars make the difference. Gifts of any size feed people no matter how large or small the donation. Pick a platform that works for you and become a donor and friend of Extra Table today!
DONATE THROUGH YOUR BANK. Setting up a recurring donation using your bank account (ACH-Automated Clearing House) is the only way to give to Extra Table without a processing fee. The form linked below is for setting up recurring and one-time gifts.
DONATE BY SNAIL MAIL. We love to receive letters and packages at Extra Table. Checks should be made out to Extra Table with the name of the food pantry or area of the state you want to support in the memo line.
3904 Hardy Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
CORPORATE DONATIONS. Your company can play a big role in the fight to end hunger. Contact email@example.com to for more information. We can quickly and easily create a giving platform that will excite and interest your employees so they find deep meaning in your decision to support Extra Table’s feeding efforts.
PROPERTY AND STOCK DONATIONS. Extra Table welcomes the donation of stock and mutual fund shares to assist in our mission to feed people and fight hunger. Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits to our organization and to you!
DONATE TIME. Here at Extra Table, we are helping improve the lives of those in our community facing hunger, but we can’t do it alone. Every time you volunteer with us, you leave knowing you’ve helped place food on the tables of our neighbors in need.
DONATE YOUR TALENT. If you are a professional who wants to volunteer time toward the worthy cause of fighting hunger in Mississippi, we welcome your time and expertise.
Extra Table works with over 400 volunteers each year. Some of them are working professionals who have donated their legal services, printing, art, cooking, music, event planning, marketing, construction, photography, copy writing abilities…you name it! Without the donation of talent, Extra Table would not be the successful organization we are today.
PLANNED GIVING. For many of our supporters, it is important to find a way to ensure that Extra Table can continue the fight to eliminate hunger for years to come. There are various ways in which to make a long-term commitment to support our hunger-relief efforts. Plan a legacy gift through a will, trust, annuity, life insurance gift or other special gift by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bequests. Remembering Extra Table in a bequest is often the easiest way for many donors to make a legacy gift. You can make a significant difference in helping to feed people and fight hunger by naming the Extra Table as a beneficiary. Here are some common bequest options.
Specific Bequest– Donor determines a specific dollar amount or asset to leave to Extra Table.
Residual Bequest– Donor gives a percentage or remainder of estate to Extra Table after providing for loved ones.
Percentage Bequest– Donor gives a percentage of their total estate to Extra Table.
Charitable Gift Annuity– With a charitable gift annuity, a donor can transfer cash or marketable property. Your gift is held for Extra Table. The donor(s) receives fixed payments during their lifetime as well as potential tax benefits from choosing to support Extra Table through a charitable gift annuity. Once the donor(s) passes away, the residual of the charitable gift annuity comes to Extra Table.
Life Insurance– Life insurance gifts can be made by either assigning an existing policy to Extra Table, or by designating Extra Table as a beneficiary of a new policy.
Retirement Assets (401(K), Traditional IRAs)– Some donors designate Extra Table as the beneficiary of their retirement assets. Extra Table receives the distribution; therefore, neither you nor your estate will owe income taxes on the amount. Donors should consult their tax advisors about their specific situations.
Questions about Planned Giving? Please contact Martha Allen, Executive Director at 601-264-0672.
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE.
AmazonSmile– AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Extra Table every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Extra Table when selected as the charitable organization of your choice.
Paypal– email@example.com (Add a message to tell us what feeding agency you want to support)
Venmo– @ExtraTable (Add a description to tell us what feeding agency you want to support)