Jackson Foodies Assist Furloughed Workers in Metro

Jackson Foodies are working to assist government employees who have been affected by the government shutdown. They’re collecting gift cards. All the details are in the Facebook post below.

Carolyn Hicks spoke with WLBT and shared that at least 45 federal employees have signed up to receive donations and the list is growing. Hicks shared the following about the kindness of Mississippians:

“One thing we do well in this city (and our state) is food. Another thing we do well is community. When the two come together, we see great things happen. This is one of those things. We take care of each other, that’s the Mississippi way. Our neighbors impacted by the government shutdown are hurting, and we hope this gesture can help alleviate some of the burden and give them a sense of normalcy.”

If your restaurant or business would like to make a donation, email Jackson Foodies to arrange donations