Backpack Meals


Provides meals to all K - 8th grade students at:

Sudduth Elementary (Pre K-1st)

East Elementary (Alternative)

West Elementary (Pre K-5th)

Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary (2nd-4th)

Overstreet Elementary (5th)

Armstrong Middle School (6th-8th)

Our Goals:

To bring the community together to stop hunger in Starkville

We are working with over 200 volunteers from 19 local organizations.


To plant seeds of volunteerism and giving back to the community

We work with elementary children in a local Girl Scout group, a Jr. High and Sr. High youth group, MSU college students as well as adults of all ages.


Our Objective:

Reduce hunger in the Starkville School District by providing a referred student with 4 nutritious meals per weekend during the school year. 

Reduce obesity and promote better food selection

Improve school attendance

Improve grades

Improve attention spans

Improve behavior

Improve overall health

Improve disposition

Provide a situation for a student to feel cared about

Improve a students self-esteem


how you can help:

  • Collect specific items and pack meals

  • Make a donation to purchase meals from MFN and fresh fruit

  • Work with fundraising

  • Distribute meals into backpacks

  • Moving meals to schools

  • Assisting with The Family Food Pantry night

  • Collecting canned food for The Family Food Pantry


Call 323-5722 to connect

with Susan Tomlinson, 

Backpack Meals

Volunteer Coordinator


 Click on "give online" in the upper right hand corner. 

Go to Helping Those in Need, fill in the

amount, and in the box to the right put "Backpack."  Thanks for your support!

Starkville FUMC main building

200 W Lampkin Street

Starkville, MS 39759

PHONE: 662-323-5722 


starkville FUMC 


101 W Lampkin Street

Starkville, MS 39759

Weekday Ministries

PHONE: 662-323-7382


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