Hattiesburg, Mississippi: Do you have someone that is hard to shop for on your list? Give the gift of Extra Table…a healthy meal to someone in need. Extra Table believes the best gifts are the ones that keep on giving. Extra Table teamed up with Forrest General Hospital and Kristen Ley of Thimblepress to design cards that help fight hunger. These cards are perfect for all occasions: holidays, birthdays, weddings, graduations, sympathy, thinking about you, etc. The proceeds will go directly to feeding our hungry Mississippians.

In 2012, Mississippi artist Kristen Ley opened Thimblepress, a Jackson-based company specializing in gift and party products. Dressing up as an artist at her kindergarten career day was the first step Kristen took in the direction of being an artist as a profession. She knew at an early age what creating art and beautiful things meant. Thimblepress started as a hobby and a passion for Kristen to create products that truly are an expression of her personality. Today, Thimblepress has products in over 1,500 retail outlets worldwide, and she coaches and mentors many creatives. Kristen hopes to make Thimblepress a reflection of her life, love of her family, and her favorite places in the world; one of them being Mississippi

Forrest General and Extra Table are celebrating health in a big way for 2020. The two have joined forces to highlight how healthy food choices affect overall health and wellness. The partnership was formed to honor Extra Table’s 10 years of providing healthy food to Mississippi’s most food-insecure residents.

“In Mississippi, hunger and obesity exist simultaneously,” Extra Table Executive Director Martha Allen stated referring to Mississippi being one of the most food insecure states as well as one of the most obese. “Our food choices have great implications on our overall health.”

When you honor a friend with the gift of Extra Table, the Thimblepress card of your choosing will be personalized and mailed in honor or in celebration of a special day. Visit extratable.org to find more information.

“Partnerships with organizations like Forrest General Hospital and Kristen Ley’s Thimblepress help Extra Table fight hunger with great force. We are so grateful for the support and commitment from our partners as we work to put a healthy meal on every table in need,” Allen said.