Local Resources for Food

Calvary Baptist Church

  • Located at: 404 N. Jackson St., Starkville, MS 39759
  • Open: 1st& 3rd Wednesday of each month 10:00 am
  • Requirements: Bring ID
  • Requirements: Limited to one visit every three months

Casserole Kitchen - Episcopal Church

  • Located at: 105 N Montgomery, Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-617-1060
  • Open: Tues. and Thurs. 5:30 and Sat 11:00

Diabetes Foundation - Sand Creek Chapel Missionary Baptist

  • Located at: 1571 Rockhill Rd., Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-323-3268

Oktibbeha County Dept. Health/WIC Center

  • Located at: 203 Yeates Street, Starkville, MS 39759/li>
  • Call for appointment: 662-323-4565

Oktibbeha County Dept. of Human Services SNAP

  • Located at: 213 Yeates Street, Starkville, MS 39759/li>
  • Call for appointment: 662-323-1566

Peter's Rock C.O.G.I.C

  • Located at: 223 Martin Luther King Dr., Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-323-5119
  • Open: Wed 10-2pm; Sat 9-12pm

Pine Lake Care Center

  • Located at: 104 Willow Rd., Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 601-919-4130
  • Open: 2nd & 4th Thurs, 5-7 pm
  • Requirements: Bring ID
  • Requirements: Limited to one visit per month

PREP at Christian World Missions

  • Located at: 1437 Fire Station Rd., Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: (662) 324-0390
  • Open: Wednesdays 3pm
  • Requirements: Only for elderly and physically limited

Rock Hill United Methodist Church

  • Located at: 4457 Rockhill Road, Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-323-8871
  • Open: Tues. 8 am – 10:30 am
  • Requirements: Limited to one visit per month

Southern Foundation

St. Joseph's Food Pantry

  • Located at: 607 University Drive, Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-323-2257
  • Open: Second Saturday 9:00-11:00
  • Requirements: Must register first by calling ahead of time
  • Requirements: Need proof of Starkville residency and picture ID

Starkville Church of God

  • Located at: 100 Locksley Way, Starkville, MS 39759
  • Call: 662-323-0352
  • Open: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00

Sturgis Baptist Church

  • Located at: 2753 Hwy 12, Sturgis, MS 39769
  • Call: 662-465-7420 or 662-803-3041
  • Open: Last Sat of month

Food Security Resources for MSU Students and their Families

Mississippi State University offers several resources for students who may be experiencing food insecurity. Nationally, approximately 30% of college students experience food insecurity during their enrollment. We want to ensure you are aware of the resources available to all students via our Food Security Network. 
Bully's Closet and Pantry: Bully's Closet and Pantry (BCP) is located at 120 Morgan Avenue on campus. BCP offers nutritious food, necessities like toiletry items, household goods, school supplies, and professional clothing for students in need. Students can access BCP every weekday. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday in-person shopping is allowed by appointment - to schedule a time at https://tinyurl.com/BCPShopping and curbside pick-up is available on Wednesday and Thursday. Orders are placed through Cowbell Connect - Bully's Closet Pantry Curbside Pick-Up. There is no qualifying for services aside from a valid MSU
student ID card.    
Block by Block: The Block by Block Program provides short-term assistance by allocating block meals to students' ID cards when needed. Students can also donate up to three block meals per semester via an online form. Both the form to request meals and to donate meals is available at
Maroon Meals: Maroon Meals is a text notification system informing students of the availability of free food on campus, including the type of food available,
location, and length of time available. The steps to enroll are simple.   
1. Download the myState app and log in with your MSU NetID and NetPassword.   
2. Under the Student, Faculty, and Staff section, go to Notification Sign-Up.   
3. Turn the Maroon Meals slider to the "on" position and press Save. Make sure
notifications are enabled for the myState app on your phone.   
Students can access any of these programs directly. Referrals can also be made
via blockbyblock@msstate.edu or by calling 662-325-3611.

Food Pantries

The map below shows locations of food banks around the City of Starkville. Click on any location for address and details