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Good Samaritan Food Pantry's Mission

Good Samaritan Food Pantry's Mission

August 29th, 2016

The First United Methodist Church maintains a food pantry to help feed hungry families in Winston County. Church members, other individuals and civic organizations contribute nonperishable food items to keep it supplied. As a branch of the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, we also help sponsor a Backpack of Hope Ministry. Bags of easy-to-prepare food items that a child can open and eat without assistance are provided on Fridays for students that have been identified by the school as "at risk" (not [...]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Get Swept Up 2016

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Get Swept Up 2016

August 26th, 2016

Get Swept Up is a community appearance and litter control event held annually, prior to the first MSU home football game. Volunteers are needed to pick up litter on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. Residents and businesses are encouraged to spruce up their outdoor spaces and hang fresh, new MSU banners. Volunteers can pick up supplies at the GSDP office on the corner of Main St. and Lafayette. Volunteers should be old enough to be unsupervised along roadways. To volunteer, visit www.getsweptup.[...]

Sandra Sistrunk, Providing Service You Can Count On

Sandra Sistrunk, Providing Service You Can Count On

August 25th, 2016

Sandra Sistrunk is an important part of the Starkville community and a leader in every group she is a member of. She's the president of the Oktibbeha County Federation of Democratic Women and the Lay Eucharistic Minister at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection. She's the Treasurer of the Starkville Community Theatre and sits on the board of directors for Bridges Out of Poverty. She's also on the Organization Committee for Walk to End Alzheimer's. All told, Sandra volunteered approximately 20[...]

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Project CLASS

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Project CLASS

August 24th, 2016

Do you want to help prevent elementary school students from falling behind in school? Project CLASS (Community Leaders Assisting School with Success) is a community support program developed at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to encourage direct support of our educators and our public education system by local churches and businesses. The project is designed to build sustainable partnership between neighborhood churches, local businesses, civic organizations, volunteer groups, [...]