Published on July 05, 2022

NMMC Cancer Care Partners with Farmers’ Depot to Address Food Insecurity 

Farmers Depot donationsTUPELO, Mississippi– On July 9 and July 23, North Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Care will hold a food drive during the Farmers' Depot in Downtown Tupelo. 

“Food insecurity is a larger problem than anyone realizes among cancer patients,” said Domingo Valpuesta of NMMC Cancer Care. “Plus, adequate nutrition is an important part of treatment and recovery. We are working to create new resources to address food insecurity among our patients, including keeping a food pantry at all of our locations to address immediate needs. We are grateful to the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association for allowing us to partner with the Farmers' Depot to help meet this need. This is an added layer of the partnership that will further improve the health and well-being of our community.”

On the designated days, from 9-11 a.m., area residents are encouraged to drop off food at the NMMC table during the Farmers' Depot. Requested food items include:

  • Peanut butter
  • Shelf-stable milk
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Toaster pastries 
  • Canned soup
  • Canned tuna and other canned meat
  • Microwaveable, shelf-stable entrees
  • Applesauce and fruit cups
  • Spaghetti noodles and sauce
  • Grocery store gift cards

For More Information

Learn more by calling
1-800-THE DESK
(1-800-843-3375)

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