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Hub for the Hungry, powered by Good Samaritan Center and Extra Table, will receive 74,000 pounds of donated food from Dot Foods Thursday at 9 a.m. The organizations are seeking volunteers to help get the job done safely and efficiently. Donations will be unloaded at Good Sam’s back parking lot.

This volunteer opportunity is open to all who are able and willing. Any amount of time volunteered will be appreciated. Volunteers can message Good Samaritan Center on social media or call the front office to RSVP. All participants must wear a mask.

Extra Table Executive Director, Martha Allen, says she is excited to be partnering with Dot Foods and looks forward to the massive impact this new partnership will make on Mississippians from all over.

“I’m ecstatic Dot Foods will be joining our Hub for the Hungry collaboration! We have gone from spring, to summer, and are turning the corner into fall, still facing the effects of COVID-19. Continued donations of food are critically important and a donation like this of monumental size will have a grand impact supporting our partnered efforts to get food to food pantries state-wide,” Allen said.

With this great new partnership, comes a great new need for volunteers, especially this Thursday, as emphasized by Allen.

“74,000 pounds! That’s SO much food – two 53’ trucks, one refrigerated and one frozen. It’s super exciting, but we’re going to need all the help we can get this Thursday. Come one, come all – the more the merrier but wear your mask,” Allen said.

Owned and operated by the Tracy family, and No. 67 on the Forbes List for the Largest Private Companies in the U.S., Dot Foods, a major international food distributor, supplies food to a variety of entities, including retailers, wholesalers, foodservice, and now Hub for the Hungry.

The Good Samaritan Center is a private, non-profit social service agency. It is funded by churches, private contributions, and fundraising. Its mission is to assist families and individuals in emergency situations and does so by working closely with other organizations to form a “network of helping hands.”

Powered by Good Sam and ExtraTable, the Hub for the Hungry program unites Mississippi nonprofit agencies with food distribution companies and local farmers.

For more information about this volunteer opportunity or the Good Samaritan Center, contact Madeline Waggoner at 334.313.2094 or