Building a local food system one bag at a time

4Rivers Fresh Foods wants to feed your family the freshest, most nutritional foods conveniently, from local farms at a pickup point near you. We gather the best of what local farmers and producers have to offer. Local seasonal fruits and vegetables, jams, jellies, pickled vegetables, artisanal breads, cheeses, meats, and dairy products are all available … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi Announces New STEM Education Initiative in Local Mississippi Public Schools

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi expanded its partnership with EverFi, a leading education technology company, to add a web-based Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) course to the digital literacy and financial education resources it has provided to Mississippi youth for three years through its Community Digital Scholars program. The STEM course, known as Radius, is … Continued

Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi match helps Teach For America-Mississippi endowment top $1 million

Teach For America-Mississippi’s vision is simple: One day, all children in Mississippi will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.  To reach this vision, Teach For America-Mississippi focuses on eliminating educational inequity in our state by recruiting, developing and supporting leaders committed to creating change and opening doors of opportunity to students across the … Continued

The little church that could

Warren Pittman could not stand to see a church closed.  When he became a Superintendent in the United Methodist Church in 1975, Edwards Street United Methodist Church in his district had six members.  Then the church and parsonage were declared abandoned. Feeling strongly that the church could be useful to the community, Pittman called a … Continued

Audubon Center in Holly Springs to receive matching funds

Audubon Mississippi established an endowment at the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, and now the Foundation is adding 25 percent to the endowment, thanks to a matching grant from the Maddox Foundation.  how to get a cash loan in the same day “Those of us doing work in northwest Mississippi are extremely fortunate to have … Continued

Byhalia Middle School Creates School Gardens

Byhalia Middle School received $3,000 in grants funds from the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi to cultivate a community garden.  This is a project of the Bluejays Junior Garden Club in conjunction with the Byhalia Garden Club.  “We are extremely grateful and excited about the generous contribution from the Community Foundation”, stated Landon Pollard, principal.  … Continued

Senatobia Middle School track to break ground soon

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi granted Senatobia Middle School $5,000 toward construction of a new track.  The grant funds came from Healthy Kids Healthy Communities, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The program helps communities reshape their environments for healthy living.   maximum amount on personal loans The Senatobia Middle School Warrior Run/Walk … Continued

4 Rivers Fresh Foods to provide access to local produce

4 Rivers Fresh Foods will provide a convenient way for residents to buy locally grown and produced food.  A project of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, the food hub will aggregate, distribute and market locally grown food.  payday loans nottingham “The idea for a regional food hub started in 2006 as the community foundation’s … Continued

Regional Health Council awards 2nd quarter health champion

The Regional Health Council, a program of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi and funded through the W.K.Kellogg Foundation, was pleased to award its 2nd quarter Health Champion Award to the Senatobia Middle School PTO.  canstar cannex-personal loans The PTO members started the Warrior Run/Walk Club, which was hosted three times a week for students.  … Continued

Local mayor, teacher, and community foundation represented at national meeting

Mayor Phil Malone of Byhalia represented Marshall County at the 2013 Healthy Kids Healthy Communities meeting in Louisville, KY May 28-31, 2013.  Also attending were Brandi Shappley, physical education teacher at Senatobia Middle School and Peggy Linton, Project Director of Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) of DeSoto, Tate and Marshall Counties.  “We were so pleased … Continued