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A broad-based coalition took another step last week in its efforts to fight hunger in Lee County.

Two days ago, CREATE President Mike Clayborne received a call from The Salvation Army that there was an excess of 400 pounds of crab meat that needed to be distributed quickly.

A local coalition dedicated to fighting hunger in Lee County has identified a need for increased communication and stronger centralization among local food banks and aid agencies.

The thought that some residents in our communities across Northeast Mississippi won’t have enough to eat today is a troubling reality that seems completely distant to our way of life.

In the face of hunger, it’s all hands on deck. A coalition of local non-profits and food banks have determined to band together, share information and seek to marshal greater resources to alleviate the persistent and pressing problem that many member of the community often do not have enough to eat.